Need Help! DriveKey worked, now nothing...
I just got my Drivekey in the mail today, Installed it, ran my back ups ( RE umbrella chronicles, SPM, A boy and his Blob, Punch out, Dragon ball: RKP, TMNT smash up, and MadWorld), and they all worked. When I put in Punch out, it asked for an update, so I updated with the knowledge from the forums that it would still work even if it was 4.1U or above. I then tested Dragon Ball: RPK, and it still worked. I turned off the Wii for dinner and when I came back to play... I couldn't get originals or back ups to play. I couldn't even get the config menu to come up. It just reads: "Cannot read disc". Any help or knowledge would be greatly appreciated. Also when I checked the firmware.. it was still 3.4U even after the punch out update. Also, when I installed the DriveKey the first thing I did was run the config menu, but I couldn't control it. Is there any way to fix this or did I just "brick" my fucking Wii?
Nevermind. Fixed it. Note to self when installing a DriveKey: give the data ribbon enough slack so it won't crease. if the little ribbon looks folded then it's not transfering data correctly. Also, use three layers of electrical tape on the chassis (where the Drivekey rests), apply the supplied DriveKey PVC logo tape, then electrical tape that shit again. I was freakin out for a while there!! WHEWWW!!!
Looks like youve solved your own problem, I was going to mention checking the ribbon cables because it seems as though quite a few people have issues with them not sitting correctly.
Originally Posted by Scrambles
When i fitted mine i put 2 layers of tape on the key, I suppose the more the merrier.
Well, actually... I just had a faulty DriveKey. The latches that clamp the ribbon cable were loose. They weren't producing that "snap" sound you get when you clamp them down, thus inconsistent cable data transfer. I checked to see if the Wii itself was the problem but, alas... it was not (wheww). If anyone knows any correct sure fire way to make sure the DriveKey doesn't give you any headaches please elaborate! Thanks!
It does seem that some of the keys are made a bit shoddily, When i fitted mine one of the snap keys fell off so i had to refit it which thankfully wasnt broken as i first thought