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    Netflix without shopping channel

    Hi,

    I've recently been given a wii that has some kind of hardware fault with regard to reading discs. I'm not too worried about this, since I just want to use the wii for streaming netflix. However.... Whenever I load the shopping channel I get a message saying that there has been a fault detected with the wii (I'm guessing the shopping channel does some kind of cd check?). Is there any way I can install the netflix channel without going through the shopping channel?

    Btw, the rest of the wii seems fine. Installed homebrew channel successfully, and can stream with wiimc.

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    Moved your thread to the BRICKED section. Mauifrog may have some ideas here whenever he stops in...

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    Moved your thread to the BRICKED section. Mauifrog may have some ideas here whenever he stops in...
    Thanks, in response to nightstah, you're right - the other channels don't load either, although homebrew channel does...... If I do manage to install netflix channel, would this also not work due to the problem with the optical drive? If so, I guess this wii is finally dead

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    If the optical drive is dead, channels won't load. Not sure as to why HBC does (maybe because it's unsigned code?) Mauifrog would able to have you check a few things, as his knowledge is far greater than mine. As a worst case, you'd need to determine your Wii's age and then find a swapout drive like on Ebay. PM me your serial number on it, please.

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    Hi nightstah - I've just pm'ed you.

    I wonder if there's anyway of stopping the channels from checking the optical drive. I don't really want to replace the drive, as I'm not intending using the drive on this Wii. I just thought it would be a good way of getting Netflix streaming to my TV.

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    Wii stuff does not work without a somewhat functional dvd drive. You could extract the netflix channel from another wii and install it, but it is not likely to work if the other wii channels are not working.
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    Just curious maui, since the HBC is running OK would patching a netflix wad with trucha allow it to load?

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    That's why I wondered if HBC ran for this user (only explanation I could come up with). This user did PM me his serial # and it's easily swappable --- it's GC2-D2C (v1). The problem is, this user's geographic location will make getting one (other than local means) fairly questionable at best.

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    Wii channels, wii games, wiiware, vc, they do some disc check before loading. Homebrew apps do not do this. I don't see any reason why this could not be patched out of the apps dol, or patched out via cios. But, I has not been done so there may be a reason. One would think if it was simple it would be a key patch to usbloaders or the cios they use. Or knowone cares to look into it. You would need a usb gecko if you wanted to get started, not cheep these days.

    Not sure, but it has been claimed that uneek or something does emulate the dvd reads. So possibly there is a solution with that. But I don't know.
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    One other thing this user could check for (if this Wii has been banged around some, that's a possibility) is both power and data connections. This would still involve needing a triwing screwdriver (again, very problematic for your region). You'd have to physically take it apart and see if the data cable (a flat ribbon) and the power cable are firmly attached both to the drive and the PCB where applicable. ShadowSonic2's got a guide on wiihacks for disassembly that might help you here.

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