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Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii / Wii U' started by jwhitaker, Nov 13, 2009.

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  1. jwhitaker

    jwhitaker Member

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    First off, sorry for what may seem like a newbie question, but I want to make sure that I have all the required information before making a decision, and After Dawn seems to be the place with the best brains...

    I recently purchased a new Wii, much to the delight of my family. After connecting it to the Internet I found there was a new update available, so I installed it (about a week ago).

    I am now looking into a hardware mod for the Wii, in particular the no-solder Drivekey (here). Before I purchase one I have some questions though please.

    1) Will this work with the latest system update?
    2) Will I still be able to access the Internet through my Wii, in particular the soon-to-be released BBCi Player channel?
    3) Is there any chance that I will brick my Wii (my family would kill me if this happens)?
    4) Will it work fine with backups of games I already own (to save my discs from damage of course)?
    5) Will I be able to load backups in the normal way, ie. through the Wii menu, without the need for any software installs?

    Sorry if these questions have already been answered. I have searched through these forums and found a lot of confusing information, and it's starting to make my head spin a little.

    Thanks in advance to anyone who can help me out, and sorry to anyone this thread annoys...
     
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  2. bilscrobe

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    I believe it works fine with the new system update, I've got one and I love it, It just plugs into the drive easy as that. You will need a certain screw driver that I think they sell with it.

    My wii still runs the internet, and although I haven't updated it to the newest firmware, I doubt that it will make any difference, as the drive key is a hardware mod and not a software mod.

    I'm pretty sure you can't brick your wii from doing this, like I said before, it's not a software mod

    Backups will run fine and will load through the wii menu as if it were the actual commercial disc

    Hope it helps.
     
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    creaky Moderator Staff Member

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