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    Wii Motherboard

    I have royally messed up the Wii. I accidentally deleted the ios60. My question is can I just buy a new motherboard and keep all the other parts and fix my Wii?

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    this expensive solution works fine, as long as it's not out of my pocket !

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    I have found motherboards on Ebay for around 30 bucks. not bad in my opinion if it works.

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    I've seen those mobo's too, have you bought from them yet? Thinking that may be my fix as well...

    So if I understand this conversation, replacing the motherboard will, albeit a big job, be a solution? Obviously the NAND is new so there should be no device mismatchs with the HD or DVD drives (etc)? By the read, no need to dump info from the old HD to match the new NAND or anything?

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    The Wii doesn't have a hard drive, just 512MB of NAND flash memory.
    Not really doing much Wii stuff these days.

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    @Branvan, sorry for taking over on your thread! I've done essentually the same to my console, so investigating this avenue of repair vs replacement.

    So there's no firmware to match\marrying of the NAND to the DVD drive? I've read on Xbox360 sites that the DVD has embedded firmware to 'marry' it to a chipset\firmware on the mobo, hense replacing a mobo (or dvd) on it didn't solve bricks. This info of course could be dated. Wondering if this exists in the Wii world.

    Replacing the mobo (in simplest terms) is the next best solution to just buying a new device vs somehow fixing the busted NAND on a brick?

    Understanding too that mobo replaecement means it effectively a new machine and any saves are gone.

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    Does anyone know if replacing the Motherboard wii work? This does make sense, replacing the wii motherboard will bring back to life, I just want to know if anyone has ever tried this because i may need to do this

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    I've done a bit of searching out there.. The $30 board is the PCB on the DVD drive, not the mainboard. The cost for the main should be at least $70+ (as quoted on another forum earlier this month). Looks like there is a fair bit of soldering to do as well, so its your skill there too that could be a factor in successfully replacing the mainboard and ultimately recovering.

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    Just go down to wal-mart and by a new wii. Swap the serial numbers with the busted one and than return it.
    Oldest trick in the book.

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    I recently bricked my wii or semi bricked it and went out bout another one, this one had no marking on the IC so the drivekey wouldn't work. I took my drive from the semi/brick wii (d2c drive) and plugged it and the drivekey into the new wii and it worked fine. When I out the new drive into the old wii it came up as it was with the old drive, so I'm going to say it doesn't matter what mobo you use. As far as a drive board that may be different.

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