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    Drivekey bootleg? Just making sure.

    Hi, I got this chip from a provider I won't mention just yet. Anyway, I noticed it was missing the "Wii" text on the bottom side. Searched furiously but could not find a revision that looked like that, and now a customer has complained that it doesn't work right.

    Here's the pic. Any ideas? Thanks in advance.

    Edit: They don't come with the official (thick) sticker either. It's just the chip in the little electrostatic bag. A sign?

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    hook it up and try it, maby it will work, did you get it cheap?? maby its a knock off but idk.

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    It looks like it could be legit. It has the connector for the jtag update.

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    If there an official distributor it should be ok, but if they aren't then I would be skeptical.
    As for the 'thick' sticker they stopped including those, now its just the chips in an anti-static bag.
    As for looks components do change from batch to batch so its hard to tell that way, we can look at several different batches and see the osc changes, connectors change (color) etc. All depends on part availability.

    Its odd that the WII part is missing. If you PM me the drivekey Serial number on the back, as well as any of the other ones you have I can ask the drivekey team, also if you can PM me the store/place I can also try to verify that. I wouldn't think it a clone so quickly just yet. Can you enter the drivekey menu ? As for the customer saying it doesn't work right..there is a lot of room for user error, but there is a chance the chip is not working..but usually a chip either works or doesnt...not partially working.
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    I just got one, it came with the chip (in anti-static bag) it looks exactly like the red one on their site and in every video on youtube that i have seen on it, it came with the 2 stickers, the 2 cables, just like as described on every "authorized dealer" site i looked at, but when i bought one, i only searched through the dealers listed on the drivekey site, so i would like to see someone like you identify his chip, i am curious if its a fake or not, i wonder how much he paid, mine was only $42 with free shipping. his looks the same as mine (as far as componit location) but it does have different labeling and stuff, and this one looks like its of just as good of quality too, so im really curious, lmao.

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    The drivekeys with the stickers are X4 Diode versions (or possibly W3 etc that were recalled), there is a problem with that version regarding original games, and was replaced with the 0 ohm resistor version. The 0 ohm resistor version only comes with the 1 sticker now, not the bezel.
    It looks legit, but really I need that information I asked to confirm if it is or isn't with drivekey team directly. Manf process sometimes can miss little things like the WII mark thats missing.
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    Not a bootleg. I confirmed that there are some batches that do not have the WII written on it. A lot of the DriveKey v2.0 don't have that writting and have a yellow sticker on the back. So chances are its real.
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