chip is soldered so he never tried without the chip.... anyone else know??? sound like he did stuff it up then!
I have used a D2Pro and solder it to a NeoFlex, with aided align pad, and solder it to a GC2-D2E Wii Chipset. ( very frustrating time trying get the little legs unshorted without solder flux, need magnifier lens 5x or better)
my results :
I tried with original games and it works OK
I tried with backups and nothing, the drive just stop reading after a few noises.
I tried powering up with everything opened up looking for lights switching on and off at the D2Pro little board and I saw no lights ever not even a second.
I find out about the jumpers JP1=1 and JP2=0 and they exit to set the region (NTSC USA)
I checked the connectivity on all the legs for been soldered and they are ok ( no shorts)
I cleaned up everything with alcohol 90% still no lock
I think I have three options
1.- D2Pro is damaged or need update? I started to look in to D2Pro Burn, no straight answer...
2.- Do not know the version of my D2Pro? It is from last year, the Wii is brand new; Don't know if the version has some relation with this?
3.- the 5 recently backup games from wiidownloads none of them worked, burned with on DVD+R, 2.4x speed, from ISO 4.37GB size file, using DVD Suit and Express Burn from wiidownloads website.
A piece of advice of what else to try?
Now I have tried DVD-R and the same thing happening the disk just stop after a few seconds
Now I can see a little red flash on one of the led on the D2Pro board when ever I turn on the wii, but never the other green lite.
I guess I will need to order a new D2Pro unless somebody around here has another advice????