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genuine Wiikey doesn't work in some WII's

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii / Wii U' started by lam190, Jun 26, 2007.

  1. lam190

    lam190 Member

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    Some of you are not going to believe this, but I have some bad news to reports to the wii community. There ARE wii's out there that ARE NOT compatible with the wiikey!

    I"M HERE TO CONFIRM THIS!

    so from my post above, you can see I was having trouble getting my wiikey to function. So after reinstall, after re-install (NO I DID NOT BURN THE PADS OFF, i use a 15 watt iron because i'm no fool). I decided to try a different wii as I have a few that i sell on ebay (I decided that I will sell mine that i could not mod on ebay "As is")and explain why.

    So when i took the new wii apart I noticed something right away. the Panasonic chip that you soldered too looked slightly different. My new wii looked like all of the pictures that I have ever seen of _wiikey installations.

    My old wii however (the one the wiikey did not works on) had a slightly different panasonic chip (It had all 6 solder points like the V1 board) But I don't know how to explain it, about 5 of the pins on the top of the panasonic chip...looked different!..i wish i took a picture, because I don't plan to take it back apart. They were indented a little, but not like someone previous to me messed up a mod job. I'm an EE student, and frequently see electronics boards, and this was done by a machine..no human..so where ever this odd dvd-drive came from..lets hope there is only a few floating around BECAUSE IT WAS NOT COMPATIBLE WITH WIIKEY.

    First try: I tried a wiikey clone....didn't work, only loaded original games

    Second try: figured I got a def. clone, so i got a genuine wiikey! SAME THING! Only originals load! At this point i say to myself..WTF!
    how did I get a def. genuine wiikey too!

    So i decide to try one last thing.... My genuine wiikey, in a different, brand new wii. So i modded the new wii, this one did not have to odd indented pins on the panasonic chip. Now after the first install its working great!! Loads up every type of media i throw at it!

    Thnaks for your help, but some may wish to spread word of this news around!!!

    I don't think my wiikey clone was faulty after all, but its nice to know i did support the real makers of the wiikey

    by the way, i got this wii from a walmart in the USA!

    Thanks!
     
  2. kevin32

    kevin32 Member

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    I just want to ask when did u buy the wii and what the first 5 of the serial number? Lu???
     
  3. larrylje

    larrylje Active member

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    This has been discussed before on the site. The Wiikey can still be installed on the Wii if you have this new driveboard. Just a little modification to the panasonic chip is needed to install the Wiikey. For more information go to the link below...

    http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/517095

    Here is a link to images of the modification of the panasonic chip.

    http://psx-scene.com/forums/wii-modchips/57136-new-north-america-wiis-extremly-hard-mod-2.html


    Here is an image.
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  4. hanginout

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    Hi... I am having a similar problem.
    I just purchased a Wii in Japan. Opening it up I noticed that it was the new V.2 motherboard. No problem, I figured out which pin to solder it to and did so successfully.
    I used my voltmeter to check for resistance between each connection and found none. Also, I made sure to use a 15 watt soldering iron.

    So all that (multiple times over to make sure I didn't miss anything) and still the Wii only boots Japanese Wii and GC originals. Has anyone else had problems getting these things to work on the new motherboards?
    Oh yeah... the board didn't have the cut connectors. It was missing the third connection pad (this was the direct solder issue).

    Any takers?
     
  5. Mark187

    Mark187 Regular member

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    I bet you $1 it's a D2C chipset.
     
  6. Kafluke

    Kafluke Active member

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    Did you even bother to look at the chipset to see if it was D2C? If you are missing that other solder point then you have a D2C chipset. Do some searching and you'll find that your question has been answered more times than I can count. Lucky for you, the wiikey team is releasing a new modchip called D2Ckey that will work but is extremely difficult to install. Make sure you have a professional install because it is 32 wires soldered to very small points.
     
  7. hanginout

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    Thanks for the answer. It is the D2C chipset- realized this right after I posted.

    I'll probably just try and sell this one and find an older model.
    Thanks again.
     

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