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    Had Question about DriveKey and Newer Wii's

    I have an older (purchased last Christmas) and installed the drivekey and all is good but my question is my friend wants to go buy a Wii for his daughter and get a drivekey but I remember reading somewhere that newer Wii's aren't compatible with the drivekey but again I cant remember where I read that or if its even true, can someone shed some light on this for me.

    Now if its true, is there a way to tell if the Wii's has the "unchippable" type of drive by the outside of the box (i.e. serial numbers, etc ) so my friend knows not to buy a certain one...I know these are dumb questions but I just wanna make sure before I tell him he's good to go. Thanks.

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    I think your friend should look into the wode modchip if interested in a chip. Loading from disk is outdated and the wode looks to offer the best of all options. Only trouble is it is almost the cost of a wii. The serial number of the wii is on the box, if it is new it would most likly require a 4th gen chip like the drive key. Only trouble is it may have one of the new d3-2 drives that refuse to read dvd's, only usb works with those.
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    So there is no way to possible tell if a Wii has a d3-2 drive from the outside of the box i.e. serial number, manf. date, ect?

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    I think the odds are pretty good that it would. Here is a database of serial numbers. You can give it a try. Best bet would be to buy from a smaller vendor that may have had it sitting on the shelf for a while. Or even consider a used wii.
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