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#1301
Originally posted by ynothuy:

thanks a lot, tho i havnt got it working lol, what is a jumpered cs or Cable select, i am using a HDD cable to connect it- my bios doesnt have eide or ide - says sata 1,2,3,4 number 4 says not detected- in bios it does not show my lg drive but after it does(think its asking if i want to boot from it) i can still use it to read dvd and cd's.

wen i use rawdumper it only has pioneer then i click on the convert raw to iso - it then opens a screen where i need to open somthing- i click on my LG drive and it takes a while to load- then it says ''the disc might be corrupt. make sure the disc uses a format that windows recognizes. If the disc isunformatted, you need to formate it before using it''

please can any1 help me, ive bought this drive 3days ago and ive not been able to use it for its 'purpose' lol
are you sure u connected your hdd properly? if you have one already u need to set it to "slave", also make sure all the connections are in firmly, only thing i can think of, hope this helps
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#1302
Originally posted by ynothuy:

thanks a lot, tho i havnt got it working lol, what is a jumpered cs or Cable select, i am using a HDD cable to connect it- my bios doesnt have eide or ide - says sata 1,2,3,4 number 4 says not detected- in bios it does not show my lg drive but after it does(think its asking if i want to boot from it) i can still use it to read dvd and cd's.


I have the same drive as you. It is an IDE drive.
Regarding Cable Select - To the left of the cable connection, you should see a section of 6 pins. You will want to place a jumper on the far left 2 pins. The jumper should be vertical. (See pic below.)
:::
^
| Place jumper over this group of pins.
Originally posted by ynothuy:

wen i use rawdumper it only has pioneer then i click on the convert raw to iso - it then opens a screen where i need to open somthing- i click on my LG drive and it takes a while to load- then it says ''the disc might be corrupt. make sure the disc uses a format that windows recognizes. If the disc isunformatted, you need to formate it before using it''

You will not use the Convert Raw to ISO, that was used a long time ago. When you get your LG drive recognized, you will use Start Dump.
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 23 Sep 2007 @ 6:27
#1303
Originally posted by jyeh74:
Bigd1234, there are no PAR2 files, only a bunch of rar files. So when I'm done downloading them, I usually click on the first rar file and it does the extract for the rest. It will get about halfway complete and get an error message.
Open the folder that contains all of the files. Make sure you are viewing the details (In WinXP select View - Details).
Are any of the files smaller than the rest, especially in the middle. I used to run into problems where some of the rar files were not complete, and I would have to re-download a different rar file.
#1304
Originally posted by Ferris242:
Hi all, great thread!

I have a problem, here's my situation.

- Wiikey added today to my 3.0e wii by a game shop
- Downloaded a game today
- it was already in iso mode, no need to unscramble
- burned with ImgBurn 2.3.2.0 on a Verbatim +r with a LG GMA-4082N burner

My wii doesn't detect the disc when I insert it.
What can the problem be?

Thanks,

Ferris
From it's fabric setup the Wiikey is turned off !! You have to download a Setup sdisc (that starts in 3.0 the older one from wiikey original won't !) and setup it !!

Wii + Wiikey = WiiFun :P
#1305
Originally posted by b4rtj4h:
Originally posted by Ferris242:
Hi all, great thread!

I have a problem, here's my situation.

- Wiikey added today to my 3.0e wii by a game shop
- Downloaded a game today
- it was already in iso mode, no need to unscramble
- burned with ImgBurn 2.3.2.0 on a Verbatim +r with a LG GMA-4082N burner

My wii doesn't detect the disc when I insert it.
What can the problem be?

Thanks,

Ferris
From it's fabric setup the Wiikey is turned off !! You have to download a Setup sdisc (that starts in 3.0 the older one from wiikey original won't !) and setup it !!
Thanks for your reply.
I downloaded 1.9b and burned it on a Verbatim +R DVD with imgburn at x4
When I slip it into my wii, nothing special happens.
What *should* happen when I enter the disc? Is there something to change in the wii parameters menu to accept these kinds of discs?

I'm beginning to think that the shop may have messed up when they soldered the wiikey.

Thanks!

Ferris
#1306
im have the wiikey NTSC-U with verson 2.2 still, and im wondering does it still take 2 hr to 2 and a half hrs to burn a single game?? or has there been a new program..oh and is wiibrickblocker 1.3 still the latest? and how about gamecube program? i havnt been using my wii and im back! plz help me ty
#1307
Originally posted by BrokexMan:
im have the wiikey NTSC-U with verson 2.2 still, and im wondering does it still take 2 hr to 2 and a half hrs to burn a single game?? or has there been a new program..oh and is wiibrickblocker 1.3 still the latest? and how about gamecube program? i havnt been using my wii and im back! plz help me ty
hey, it takes about 20 minutes to burn a game, to rip a wii dvd takes about 2+hours, if you think bout it your not going to borrow 10 games at once anyway. wii brickblocker 1.3 isnt the latest but its a multi-language one, but im not 100% sure on that so dont quote me, im capped so not much researching. what about gamecube now?
#1308
After reading like 50 pages, i am ready to post my question. I understand the first page, and know how to use raw dump, and use nero to burn. However, when i insert a backup copy of Big Brain Academy,
Wii gives error message can not read disk
using Ben Q burner
Nero to burn

did try to bak up game online, on wii menu it read the disc but can not play it, error message comes up

Wii plays original games fine, even big brain academy, the game i am trying to burn
please help, thank you.


t9
#1309
Originally posted by tony996:
After reading like 50 pages, i am ready to post my question. I understand the first page, and know how to use raw dump, and use nero to burn. However, when i insert a backup copy of Big Brain Academy,
Wii gives error message can not read disk
using Ben Q burner
Nero to burn

did try to bak up game online, on wii menu it read the disc but can not play it, error message comes up

Wii plays original games fine, even big brain academy, the game i am trying to burn
please help, thank you.

just be a bit more specific, what console you running, firmware version, game region.
Are you saying that a backup copy of big brain academy will load on the start up screen in the wii menu but when you click start it will come up with an error?
Did you burn at 1x speed for better result? or you dont care bout that stuff? also make sure it wasn't a bad dump eg. wrong file size
#1310
I have wndows xp
use raw dump 2.0
burn at 2.4 rate used nero and imgburn 2.4
using US system and game

And yes, i even tried it with Wii sports and on the wii menu the name comes up as wii sports , and then when i try to play it, it comes up as an error message. File size is good.

t9
#1311
Originally posted by tony996:
I have wndows xp
use raw dump 2.0
burn at 2.4 rate used nero and imgburn 2.4
using US system and game

And yes, i even tried it with Wii sports and on the wii menu the name comes up as wii sports , and then when i try to play it, it comes up as an error message. File size is good.
What brand/model DVD drive are using to read the disc, and are you burning onto a +R or a -R DVD disc?
#1312
using a cheap brand, but they are -R. I got the wii sports to play, however, while playing the wii would stop reading the disc, so it is good, i just need better disc, i also got carnival games to work for a little while. Thank you, you are the best. If i have more problems i will probably bug again. Thanks again.

t9
#1313
Originally posted by slibs:
Originally posted by BrokexMan:
im have the wiikey NTSC-U with verson 2.2 still, and im wondering does it still take 2 hr to 2 and a half hrs to burn a single game?? or has there been a new program..oh and is wiibrickblocker 1.3 still the latest? and how about gamecube program? i havnt been using my wii and im back! plz help me ty
hey, it takes about 20 minutes to burn a game, to rip a wii dvd takes about 2+hours, if you think bout it your not going to borrow 10 games at once anyway. wii brickblocker 1.3 isnt the latest but its a multi-language one, but im not 100% sure on that so dont quote me, im capped so not much researching. what about gamecube now?
guess nothing has changed much since the 3.0 update, thanks for your help
#1314
ynothuy Suspended due non-functional email address
Originally posted by bigd1234:
Originally posted by ynothuy:

thanks a lot, tho i havnt got it working lol, what is a jumpered cs or Cable select, i am using a HDD cable to connect it- my bios doesnt have eide or ide - says sata 1,2,3,4 number 4 says not detected- in bios it does not show my lg drive but after it does(think its asking if i want to boot from it) i can still use it to read dvd and cd's.


I have the same drive as you. It is an IDE drive.
Regarding Cable Select - To the left of the cable connection, you should see a section of 6 pins. You will want to place a jumper on the far left 2 pins. The jumper should be vertical. (See pic below.)
:::
^
| Place jumper over this group of pins.
Originally posted by ynothuy:

wen i use rawdumper it only has pioneer then i click on the convert raw to iso - it then opens a screen where i need to open somthing- i click on my LG drive and it takes a while to load- then it says ''the disc might be corrupt. make sure the disc uses a format that windows recognizes. If the disc isunformatted, you need to formate it before using it''

You will not use the Convert Raw to ISO, that was used a long time ago. When you get your LG drive recognized, you will use Start Dump.
thnx for your help man, anyways i found out the problem, my motherboard does not detect IDE drives through bios, only SATA, so i had to get an IDE to SATA cable to connect, now its working,

one thing- if i wanted to back up a wii game that has already been backed up/burnt i wouldnt need to rip it would i? som1 told me i can just burn it straight- not sure though.. . . .
#1315
Hey ppl i just ordered and soldered my Wiid chip to the wii, but it wont function at all.
I can still play original disks.
And btw i have a Pal Wii with 3.0e software, i have tried to burn verbatim both dvd-r and dvd+r at slow and fast speed with my LG HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4163B, also tried to update my wiid software, no help from there either.No change at all after soldering the chip.
Could someone please help me?
And btw i used quicksolder, if thats the problem, can i resolder it with wires?
#1316
Rampage Suspended due non-functional email address
Help please

I burned a WII game from a torrent downloaded (Dont worry i have the origional) And when i tryed to play it in the wii, it said unable to read disc.

Anyone know why this is?

many thanks
#1317
Originally posted by Rampage:
Help please

I burned a WII game from a torrent downloaded (Dont worry i have the origional) And when i tryed to play it in the wii, it said unable to read disc.

Anyone know why this is?

many thanks
hmmmm when abouts did it say this? again with specifics, firmware/modchip/region disc/region wii/ media type
#1318
So what kind of drives should i buy if i want to backup wii games? i dont think the drives in 1st thread are available anymore..
#1319
ynothuy Suspended due non-functional email address
how would you dump already backed up games, mine always gets error when trying, but it works fine with original copy? >< i get an error when i start dumping an already backed up game (not original)
#1320
Originally posted by t_mo_t:
So what kind of drives should i buy if i want to backup wii games? i dont think the drives in 1st thread are available anymore..
they are quite easy to find, go to ebay, thats where i got mine.
#1321
Originally posted by ynothuy:
how would you dump already backed up games, mine always gets error when trying, but it works fine with original copy? >< i get an error when i start dumping an already backed up game (not original)
just copy the dvd using a program, no dumping needed
#1322
ynothuy Suspended due non-functional email address
Originally posted by slibs:
Originally posted by ynothuy:
how would you dump already backed up games, mine always gets error when trying, but it works fine with original copy? >< i get an error when i start dumping an already backed up game (not original)
just copy the dvd using a program, no dumping needed
yup thnx, i found that out. i dl'd imgburn to rip iso image from it, i am getting error guys, at 99% only with already backed up games (which works on my wii) but i can not rip to iso nor copy as it gets error in last stages(99%) of the backup image? any1 else have this problem?
#1323
Rampage Suspended due non-functional email address
Originally posted by slibs:
Originally posted by Rampage:
Help please

I burned a WII game from a torrent downloaded (Dont worry i have the origional) And when i tryed to play it in the wii, it said unable to read disc.

Anyone know why this is?

many thanks
hmmmm when abouts did it say this? again with specifics, firmware/modchip/region disc/region wii/ media type
It said it when i put the disc in and then selected the disc option. I have no firmware and its not modded (is this needed)

Its a region 2 wii, and a region 2 disc and the media type is a 4.7g DVD-R disc

thanks
#1324
Originally posted by slibs:
Originally posted by t_mo_t:
So what kind of drives should i buy if i want to backup wii games? i dont think the drives in 1st thread are available anymore..
they are quite easy to find, go to ebay, thats where i got mine.
Thanks for the reply. Is it the same as GDR-8164B? or that's a different one?
#1325
Originally posted by Rampage:
Originally posted by slibs:
Originally posted by Rampage:
Help please

I burned a WII game from a torrent downloaded (Dont worry i have the origional) And when i tryed to play it in the wii, it said unable to read disc.

Anyone know why this is?

many thanks
hmmmm when abouts did it say this? again with specifics, firmware/modchip/region disc/region wii/ media type
It said it when i put the disc in and then selected the disc option. I have no firmware and its not modded (is this needed)

Its a region 2 wii, and a region 2 disc and the media type is a 4.7g DVD-R disc

thanks

You need a modchip installed in order to play backups.
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