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    Quote Originally Posted by CoNS View Post
    $60 is a good price!

    Does it have a silver drive cable? Given the low price I assume it's an old Wii, so it's probably not an LU64/65 serial Wii - but if it is, it would be interesting to see if it has periodic problems playing original games with the DriveKey installed.

    Great if you could test some of the backup games, which have been reported to cause problems on American NTSC Wiis with DriveKey, and also compare against Wasabi DX performance on the same games.

    For instance, does it play Ghostbusters (USA version)? And which of the PAL games does it not play?

    (But of course any differences in the Wii System Menu versions and/or softmods on the two Wiis may cause the games to act differently)
    actually it is a newer wii. its a LU63. imma install the drivekey right now. not sure what chipset until i open it. it has 50% being D2E, 25% being D2A, and 25% being D2E w/epoxy. i have both the wiis set up exactly right now. 3.2u firmware with the exact same custom ios's. so i will be able to compare drivekey and wasabi pretty good. i dont have ghostbusters but im thinkin of gettin it in the next day or two.
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    i just played okami pal euro on my wii :P worked perfectly fine

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    Still close-up photos of this possible new version of the chip would be great...

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    i just installed the drivekey on my new wii and im surprised. i already posted how it worked on my old system, so now imma post how it works in this newer wii. UPDATE-finished the post, check it out in the drivekey section.

    by the way, any luck gettin a picture of that? i found that i have to use my Sony HHD camcorder with 12x optical zoom in order to take nice clear detailed images of the modchips.
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    My Wii System
    GC2-DMS Chipset - Wasabi Dx/Zero
    3.2u Firmware - HB Channel - Bootmii as Boot2
    Cios R14 - Neogamma R8B7

    LG GDR 8163b for backups



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    Photos of new 0hm resistor

    My first post here so I just wanted to say this site has been a huge help. Thank you to everyone!

    I just received my DriveKey (from Modchip Central) today. Here's a couple of pics of the new advertised 0hm resistor in replacement of the X4/B4 diode. I'm going to drop it in tonight and I'll let you know how it goes afterward. I thought I would just snap some pics of it while I had it in front of me.


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    Curious

    I'm curious why they put the 0hm in place of the diode, thats pretty much a short and saves them from having to repackage their chip. I've been trying to get ahold of them to see why they did this switch and if i should be worried, i have the X4, but have not had any problems. I'm curious if i should just switch the X4 with a 0 ohm? Any suggestions?
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    Quote Originally Posted by lastoneleft_00 View Post
    I'm curious why they put the 0hm in place of the diode, thats pretty much a short and saves them from having to repackage their chip. I've been trying to get ahold of them to see why they did this switch and if i should be worried, i have the X4, but have not had any problems. I'm curious if i should just switch the X4 with a 0 ohm? Any suggestions?

    Because other diodes where somehow causing issues with playing original games on silver cable wiis.
    The diode thing is not an issue

    its to stop you from frying your board with a JTAG update if you DK is still connected while updating.
    All you need to do is disconnect the drivekey before update, however all the important information is on the SPI, which is DVD upgradable....so the likelyhood of them needing a JTAG update is close to 0. Hence, the diode doesn't matter too much

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    Got this new 0 ohm resistor Drivekey from ModChipCentral. Installing the chip itself was not a problem but opening up the console took some effort as most of the screws were jammed and the triwing screwdriver was a faulty one.

    I'm on firmware 4.1u (NTSC Console)

    WORKS fine with SCRUBBED back up Games. ( PAL and NTSC )
    Works with PAL back up games.
    Works with NTSC Back ups
    WORKS with the Original Game Discs.

    Make sure the media is DVD-R from Verbatim ( Burn at 2x Speed) { Recommended }
    Or
    DVD+R : Change Booktype to DVD-ROM(Bitsetting to DVD-ROM), Burn it at 2.4x or 2x.

    Make sure the burn speeds are less than 3x. Burn Software of choice should be ImgBurn.

    Accessing the Drivekey Config Menu:
    Make sure you are in the Disc Channel(will not work from the home screen) and then press EJECT button on the Wii 3 times in quick succession. (Don't have to wait until you hear the Hardware ejecting sound to end). Use the Reset Button to Navigate and Hold the Reset button to Toggle settings. {Wii Remote will not work in the Config Menu. Reboot your Wii to exit the Config Menu}

    Default Configuration is to Block all IMPORT Discs to accept Updates which will save your Wii from getting bricked.
    In case you encounter a black screen while starting up a game then your Drivekey probably blocked an Out of Region Update so its a good sign and not a cause to worry. Reboot your Wii and play the game as usual.

    Cheers.!

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    Welcome to the forum, wiicon, and thanks for the report

    As you say, using Verbatim DVD-R media and burning it at 2x speed is recommended. You should default to this in case you experience problems, but many users are actually able to use any brand of DVD-R media and burn at any speed just fine. Some DVDR burners (like my NEC one) is not even able to burn DVD-R media at 2x speed. Lowest burn speed for me is 4x, and it works fine.

    Same with the info you stated about burn speeds for DVD+R media and burn software: This is the recommended setup in case you experience problems, but usually you'll be fine with other burn speeds and other burn software.

    Apparently the differences in how well it works are due to the many different versions of the Wii disc drive...

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