Wii with D3-2 gone dead after drive key install
I was installing a PAL Wii with a Drive Key chip and did not see that it was a D3-2 drive in it.
Then I took the Drive Key out in order to get the Wii to work again. But the screen is black and the drive will not spil when I put the Wii Sport in the drive.
Have I broken it?
Originally Posted by coverit
Its possible that one of the cables is either not connected correctly or has broken. You must take care with the thin cables - they are extremly delicate. This includes the ribbon cable. Open it back up and see if you can make sure that the ribbon cable is connected properly. If its not in tight or if its not flush and some of the pins are exposed, this could cause your drive not to spin up because the data isn't getting from the Wii's mainboard to the drive - telling it to load. Also make sure that the white wires are not bent at any sharp angles, and with a quick visual inspection, make sure the insulation isn't stripped, stretched, pinched/squashed, or cracked. If it is, it could indicate excessive force was somehow applied to those wires and they may be broken. I don't know enough about the internals of the Wii to tell you how to fix a problem like that. If it's the data cable - thats easy enough to do, but soldering new wires onto the mainboard to the drive is more than I'm willing to try.
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