D2Pro 9wire, wont read games anymore...
So I am totaly new to Wii modding however done lots of Xbox. My brother modded his Wii and somehow messed it up so he came to me for help. He installed a 9 wire D2Pro and it was working fine, would load backups and origionals however then he started messing with the homebrew channel and dvdx. Now something that he did caused the Wii to rarely read games, sometimes they wont read at all, sometimes it shows what game is in but then when you try to start it it gives the read error. On occasion after many tries you can usually get the game to load. This all started right after he did a few things. He claims he installed the homebrew channel, installed dvdx and that was it. He thinks he may have chosen the wrong install for dvdx though, he thinks he hit the first option for a Wii without a mod when he should have used the second on for a Wii with a mod...? Would this cause games to not want to load? Also when he got it online to update homebrew software I think he did a Wii software update because it now shows it is 3.4 and I am sure it was 3.3 when he got it. I am guessing one of these two things, the bad dvdx install or the Wii system update caused the problems. Now the homebrew channel wont even launch, even after re-doing the SD card with a new downloaded copy, it says its a invalid channel or such. Can anyone lead me in the right direction here? Thanks!
Is that likely what caused it? I was looking online a bit on how to uninstall it however the only thing I can find is that you should get an uninstall option when you run the installer if it is already installed. He doesnt get the uninstall and if he tries to install it again a couple errors come up and it doesnt complete.
Originally Posted by admiral victorinox
Is there any way to manually uninstall dvdx?
Do a firmware restore, reset the wii back to the original factory setting, this should wipe off everything that was install wrong.
Originally Posted by Stasis
The D2pro chip should be working as before, I have a d2pro D2E on wii 3.4 with no problem.
Assuming the mod was done with a wii clip, remove the clip then do the restore.
After the restore, check if the wii will play any original game without the mod.
If it works, then reinstall the mod, try both original and backup games.
Thanks! The mod is soldered in though, would it have to be removed to do the reset? If so I would have to have him ship the wii to me...
Originally Posted by skylab1
I don't think is necessary to remove the mod, but don't hold me to it.
Originally Posted by Stasis
I do recommend to disable the mod chip for the restore simply it would be
easy to diagnose any problem later.
After the restore, is important that you confirm the wii can play original game with out the mod chip. After the mod is reinstall, if you have a problem you know is not from the wii, is most likely from the mod chip.
As for the update, I upgrade my wii to 3.4 before I install the mod and it hasn't give me any problem at all, I can play all the original plus the backups.
Since your mod is soldered, all you need is unsolder the power cable, just one cable, as long as there is no power to the mod chip it should not interfere with normal disc operation, you don't have to unsolder every connection.
Hmm, well he is a young kid, I soldered it before I moved, I would have to have it shipped to me to do that. Had anyone done a reset with a mod still attached?
So the software update he did online to 3.4 should not have caused any problems loading discs? Then it must be the dvdx I would think.
You should ask your brother which one he did first, it is unlikely the update cause the problem. The update only deals with the wii itself, there is no way to reprogram the mod chip without the Jtag programmer. After you get it fix I would advice him not to do any more mod himself.
Well they were both done at the same time, without trying a game between. He setup the wireless to get updates to homebrew channel and download new apps for it and then it popped up the update available thing so he did that too.