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    Drive Key black screen

    I just installed my Drive Key, but now when the power button is pressed a black screen is displayed. I know it is sending a signal but it is just black. Also the controls will no longer connect. I have removed the Drive Key and it still does the same thing. Any help is appreciated

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    drivekey with clip , or without ?

    black screen is normal if u don't press power switch ! haha~~
    btw, was it green light when black ?

    removing the drivekey and still black & no wiimote response, there might hv circuit short in the electronic board, carefully check it once again!

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    Its just a drive key, its a pass through between the dvd and wii and doesnt need a clip. I have tried it again several times. It does have the green light after pressing power. It is outputting a video signal, but the video is just black

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    Is it possible that any other wires may have come loose inside the wii when you installed the DK? I don't know which wire would cause this but I'd double-check all wires.

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    I finally figured out the problem. The bluetooth chip had become disconnected while installing the Drivekey. I had to disassemble the entire wii, but I finally got it reconnected and it is now working fine

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    What version are your running? I get the black screen when I try to load Sonic and the black knight. All others work fine. I am running 3.2u.

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    Quote Originally Posted by El Rey View Post
    What version are your running? I get the black screen when I try to load Sonic and the black knight. All others work fine. I am running 3.2u.
    He is not talking about black screens in games just when he turns the wii on,

    I have this problem also but i cannot figure it out i haven't moved my wii i just installed 4.0 from the US it should atleast give me an error, sorry hi-jack i got no drivekey but i am looking into buying one to help me with this problem ...
    -- A.T.H.K

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    I assume you have a PAL Wii since you're located in Australia? If so, upgrading the Wii firmware from an NTSC game (i.e. from 3.4e to 4.0u) will brick your Wii.

    If you had DriveKey installed beforehand it would have blocked the out of region update and prevented the brick, but I can't see how DriveKey can help you unbrick the Wii now? You should google for methods to unbrick your Wii and see what comes up instead. Good luck on fixing it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoNS View Post
    I assume you have a PAL Wii since you're located in Australia? If so, upgrading the Wii firmware from an NTSC game (i.e. from 3.4e to 4.0u) will brick your Wii.
    Something i already knew but i didn't know Waninkokos updater would grab it from the USA.....

    Quote Originally Posted by CoNS View Post
    If you had DriveKey installed beforehand it would have blocked the out of region update and prevented the brick,
    Knew that but thanks anyway

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    but I can't see how DriveKey can help you unbrick the Wii now?
    Doesn't the drivekey have a autoboot function? would i not be able to load a a recovery disc?

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    You should google for methods to unbrick your Wii and see what comes up instead. Good luck on fixing it.
    Yes yes Gamecube controller mod or savemii i know all this the reason i am asking if the drivekey would do it is because both or one of these items pretty much = the same as the drivekey over here .....

    Sorry if i sound rude but i know alot about the wii just not the mod chips....

    i want to find the quickest and more lets say permanent solution to the problem that being said it has to be a mod-chip right? Savemii would be useless to me after one use, i mean look ...

    SaveMii - Wii Unbricking Device! - $54.50 : OzModChips.com, Australian Supplier of WiiKey, D2CKey, M3DS, R4DS and CycloDS

    or

    DriveKey Wii Modchip, Free Triwing - 100% Solderless ALL drives - $89.40 : OzModChips.com, Australian Supplier of WiiKey, D2CKey, M3DS, R4DS and CycloDS

    To be honest in the long run a mod-chip is cheaper and proves to be more reliant since nintendo will bring out a new firmware how can i be sure savemii will keep up and allow me to update the chip ....
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    I don't know if DriveKey's autorun function will let you bypass the critical point in the Wii startup process or just the final step being the Wii menu.

    As for the SaveMii, I would go for one of the cheaper alternatives at DealExtreme: Cool Gadgets at the Right Price - Site-Wide Free Shipping (Page 1).

    Either this one at 3.90 USD, or this one at 4.43 USD should do the trick (same same as SaveMii or SD Gecko). Free shipping worldwide. (I have shopped many times with DealExtreme and have very good experiences with them - except for sometimes long delivery times when the item is not in their own stock but needs to be collected from their subsuppliers)

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