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    Can I Replace Motherboard of WII???

    My Korean WII 3.3 was bricked because of wrong region update.

    I was just wondering if replacing its motherboard would solve my problem!!! New Motherboard would have a new Nand chip.

    I got some site which sells WII motherboard. I got it in eBay as well as some Chinese whole-seller around 65-70 US $...

    Is it possible???

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    There are two Wii PCB, one is the mainboard with the CPU, GPU, NAND etc and there is another, the drive board, which is smaller and has far less components.
    Not really doing much Wii stuff these days.

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    I was talking about the bigger main-board with CPU, GPU, NAND. Is it possible to replace with a new one?

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    If you can get it cheap enough, and the mainboard you buy isn't already bricked then I'm sure it'll work for you.
    Not really doing much Wii stuff these days.

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    But I have a slight confusion here. I heard that the code on GPU, CPU, NAND, DVD Drive, etc should match with each other in order to boot the wii system. Replacing the motherboard alters the code match between NAND, CPU, GPU.

    Also, can the components like CPU, GPU can easily removed from motherboard or they should be hot soldiered??

    I would be thankful if you explain this process in a bit details.

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    You can replace your mainboard with any working one. Depends however if you happen to buy a Korean version. Would not recommend that.
    You should go for a USA or European version board. So you have no problems with the new common key.
    Any working board will work with any drive. Swapped out many boards never had a problem with the drive
    I even have some spare boards at home if you are interested
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    Send me a PM if you have any questions regarding unbricking with infectus mod chip or post a message in here http://www.wiihacks.com/bricked-wii-...installed.html

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    not easy to remove and replace the CPU and GPU as BGA [Ball Grid Array] technolgy is applied for manufacturing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by erikie View Post
    You can replace your mainboard with any working one. Depends however if you happen to buy a Korean version. Would not recommend that.
    You should go for a USA or European version board. So you have no problems with the new common key.
    Any working board will work with any drive. Swapped out many boards never had a problem with the drive
    I even have some spare boards at home if you are interested
    how can i get the spare board from you???





    Quote Originally Posted by billyhome View Post
    not easy to remove and replace the CPU and GPU as BGA [Ball Grid Array] technolgy is applied for manufacturing.
    will hot soldier procedure work???

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    Where are you located? I would not recommend in doing BGA repairs yourself especially if you don't even know what it is.
    It requires great skill and expensive equipment to do it yourself
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    I'm from Kathmandu, Nepal...

    Actually, I got a friend of mine who can do BGA repairs. I can contact him if he can repair it.

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