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    wondering if D2pro9 is right for me

    Hi, im looking to mod my wii,
    i'm a major noob at this so bare with me ,
    I'm wondering if this chip is good and does not have any major cons:
    Canadamods.ca - Official Distributor for WiiKey, D2CKey, D2Pro, D2PRO9, Wasabi, Wii-Clip etc..... - D2PRO9 with WiiClip v4C Presoldered. 100% Solderless - works on D2A D2B and DMS (Powered by CubeCart)
    Also, I'm just wondering if its just the way i think it is -
    you install the chip, run the dvd to install the firmware, and from then burnt games can be played directly from your PC to your wii without a problem?

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    hmm maybe it all depends on what kind of wii board you have if you have D2A/D2B and DMS then it will work but if you have d2c then it will not work and you will have to ask then to configure the chip for a d2c wii. To check your wii drive enter serial here Nintendo-Scene Wii Serial Tracker

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    Quote Originally Posted by jebise101 View Post
    hmm maybe it all depends on what kind of wii board you have if you have D2A/D2B and DMS then it will work but if you have d2c then it will not work and you will have to ask then to configure the chip for a d2c wii. To check your wii drive enter serial here Nintendo-Scene Wii Serial Tracker
    78% chance that i have a D2B / DMS ,
    pins most likely not cut ,

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    hmm then you got a few options like wiikey, d2pro9 v1 or v2 (although they are the same now) and wasabi v1 or v2. wiikey is a old chip and will work just fine and you could get it for a cheap price compaired to d2pro9 or wasabi. But to answer your question that is the right chip that you are getting. But i would tell them to update it to 2.1 before they send it to you that way you will have the lastest firmware and will not need a d2prog.

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    Alrite thanks,
    but in the case that i do need the d2prog your talking about,
    what is it and where can i get it?

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    It's the JTAG programmer used to program the Actel flash and SPI on the D2Pro9. The SPI is updateable via DVD but the Actel is not. To go from one major firmware revision to another such as 1.1b to 2.0 you'd need to use the D2Prog.

    You've got a few options as far as chips go:

    1) D2Pro9
    2) Wasabi
    3) Wiikey
    5) Argon
    6) Infectus2

    Those are the most common chips being used. The Wiikey has proven to be a very stable low cost solution for your chipset. The other chips listed are running stable on your chipset but will set you back more money. The upside to spending more money is upgradeability. The Wiikey offers the least amount of options for future firmware revisions.

    Everyone has a different opinion of which chip is the 'best'. You should search different forums and do some research so you can choose the chip that you feel is right for you. It's your money and you should make an informed decision about how you're going to spend it.
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    Thanks a lot, Nexi
    I'm also wondering,
    what do I have to do to maintain the mod chip?
    What I mean is, do I just regularly check for updates on the firmware and I should be safe? Or is there more to it to prevent from screwing your wii up?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pacotacoplayer View Post
    what do I have to do to maintain the mod chip?
    What I mean is, do I just regularly check for updates on the firmware and I should be safe? Or is there more to it to prevent from screwing your wii up?
    Firmware updates are usually only released when there's a bug fix for the chip or when the console manufacturer releases a new firmware to stop the chip from functioning the way it should. There really is no maintenance per se. When some, or all, of your games stop working then there's probably a firmware update either already out or being worked on. In the other case if you're experiencing a known bug you can update once a bug fix has been released.

    The chip won't screw up your system unless it's been installed improperly. Currently the worst case scenario is not being able to play a couple of games for a little while. Perhaps one day down the road there will be an online play issue, but that doesn't look like it'll be any time soon.
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    Alrite thanks again
    but, haha ,sorry for all the questions, really curious :P
    I think i've understood that some of the solderless chips (like the d2pro9) are requiring a bit of soldering after all? To some J-J points I'm not sure.
    If you could clear me up on that it would be great Thanks.

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    Somtimes they do, sometimes they don't. The D2Pro9 is a very picky chip lately. You might have to solder a single wire from the chip to the board. If you're not able to do it you could acquire the services of myself or another professional installer. It's one of those things where 1 person didn't need it but another did.

    And feel free to ask any and all questions you have. If I'm not here to answer I'm sure someone else will chime in
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