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Wii Drive Swap Possible?

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii / Wii U' started by dibee, Sep 11, 2007.

  1. dibee

    dibee Member

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    My cousin is sending me a modded Wii from Japan. If I remove the drive from his unit, can I swap it with a US version Wii?
     
  2. aznsai

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    what is the point in swapping drive??
    the modding is on the drive.
    plus i dont think it will work.
     
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    The reason why is because I think I foobared the drive. I ruined 2 solder pads on the drive board. I don't know if I can fix this. This is a brand new Wii. I thought that if I swap out a drive w/board that it would work. My cousin was nice enough to give me his modded Wii (Japanese Version). I have the US (NTSC) version. I just wanted to know if I swaped out the drives if it would work? When I try to turn on my Wii, it keeps wanting to eject. The unit does not fully power on with unit. I think it is screwed. Unless any of you guys have any insight otherwise.

    Thanks,

    Allan
     
  4. dibee

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    Does anyone know if this can be done?
     
  5. Cloudkill

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    You might as well try it to see what happens.
     
  6. theridges

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    i believe it can be done..but i dunno.
     
  7. pcbrand

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    If all you did is kill a few pads - you can usually just reapir the thing. I went through the same ordeal, tried to do it myself and took off 2 pads from the PCB. Then I went to a pro modder, the guy fixed it in front of me in about 10 minutes...

    Just go to a professional modder with a good reputation.

    --PC
     

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