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    Anyway to confirm a DOA drivekey?

    I purchased and installed a drive key. (I'm a former pc/laptop tech and it was easy as pie).

    The Wii booted normally (and was working fine before I opened it) but would not read disks (retail!) I took out the drivekey and the wii still would not read retail disks. I reseated everything, tried the drivekey again and the end result was that the drive would not even power up. With the drivekey installed I could never get to the menu with 3 ejects. This is why I suspect it's defective.

    I replaced the DVD drive and data/power cables. Even the new drive refuses to powerup. Never even tried the drivekey with the new dvd. Still can get to the channel menu just fine.

    I suspect the drivekey is doa and damaged the wii. I'll be getting a new/used wii after xmas but am really hesisitant to try this drivekey again.

    Is not being able to get to the 3 eject menu verification enough that it was DOA?

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    Have you got the drivekey connected the right way up.You would think the jtag connector would point to the rear of the wii but it points to the front.Have you set the jumpers on the dipswitches to your region?You will still get the red light on the drivekey ON even if connected wrong way round.
    If after checking these two things and the wii dvd drive doesnt spin when switching on you may have a faulty chip.


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    Quote Originally Posted by HSM View Post
    I purchased and installed a drive key. (I'm a former pc/laptop tech and it was easy as pie).

    The Wii booted normally (and was working fine before I opened it) but would not read disks (retail!) I took out the drivekey and the wii still would not read retail disks. I reseated everything, tried the drivekey again and the end result was that the drive would not even power up. With the drivekey installed I could never get to the menu with 3 ejects. This is why I suspect it's defective.

    I replaced the DVD drive and data/power cables. Even the new drive refuses to powerup. Never even tried the drivekey with the new dvd. Still can get to the channel menu just fine.

    I suspect the drivekey is doa and damaged the wii. I'll be getting a new/used wii after xmas but am really hesisitant to try this drivekey again.

    Is not being able to get to the 3 eject menu verification enough that it was DOA?
    It is very very unlikely that a DOA drivekey could do any damage to your drive. One would expect its removal to resolve your issue. Are you sure all the wires and such are firmly attached as they should be, and that nothing else was disturbed?
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