My Wii is unfortunately bricked, after a botched 4.2 downgrade. Black screen, no a/v, can insert and eject discs. I've tried pretty much everything there is to try, but nothing. I'll get a new one in a couple of days, but I'll probably end up with a D3-2 drive, I believe they are standard now right? Not being able to play DVD-R backups really kills it for me, so I was wondering, would I be able to switch the DVD drives? My Wii has a D2C drive (Or was it a D2B? Can't really remember right now.) with a D2Pro9 modchip installed. Does a full brick like mine affects the DVD drive, or just the motherboard?
Thanks in avance.
So, if I switch the DVD drives my new, presumably d3-2 Wii would be able to read DVD-R backups. But I wouldn't be able to use the modchip as it's installed on the motherboard, not the DVD drive, am I right?
Last edited by whysleep; 12-25-2009 at 10:26 PM.
Edit: you don't happen to have BootMii installed as boot2, do ya --- there'd be a recovery option for your bricked Wii if so...
Last edited by nightstah; 12-26-2009 at 07:25 AM.
The D2Pro9 is soldered to a Wii clip. It's just that I installed it about a year and a half ago, so I don't really remember if it was on the DVD drive or the motherboard itself. Had it been on the motherboard I wouldn't be able to use it since the new D3-2s won't accept modchips, or so I heard. No, I don't have boot2, I alreay thought about that. Live and learn...
The chip is attached to the drive. You can swap the old drive and chip with the new wii if you like. It should not be an issue.
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