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    Unhappy None of my backups work with brand new driveKey and Wii

    Hello, apologies if this has been covered, I browsed the forums somewhat already but couldnt find a solution.

    I just bought a new Wii and driveKey. As far as i can tell, my wii is a D3-D2/Nothing drive chip, and my driveKey is the yellow sticker(v2?). The wii is running firmware 4.2U.

    I have burned with ImgBurn, at 2x speed. I have Verbatim DVD-R discs, and a LiteOn DVD burner. I have tried 3 discs now, 2 copies of Maramusaemon Blade, and Super Mario Galaxy. Every time after i go to the disc channel, the screen goes black, and i get the "disc read error, eject the disc and turn the power off and/or refer to your manual". Wii Sports plays fine, and I can access the driveKey config menu so I think it's not a hardware problem. I am in Canada, and i made sure the ISO's i downloaded were NTSC region.

    Sorry for the non-tech specifics, I just started browsing this site today, and feel like a lot of it is over my head. Basically I thought all I would have to do is plug in the chip and I was off to the races, as the website leads me to believe.

    Thanks for your help in advance!

    EDIT:
    Seems like a similar problem to this post:
    http://www.wiihacks.com/drivekey/374...t-working.html

    In that thread, the poster was told that his only solution may be to softmod, but this website:
    DriveKey Review + Wii Mod-Chip DriveKey
    says that the driveKey works with all wii drive chips, including D3/D2nothing.

    confusing.
    Last edited by djmwii; 03-29-2010 at 10:01 PM.

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    Two things:

    1) I ALWAYS forget to set the region on the chip, the little dipswitches (Step one on THIS page)

    2) What is your serial number on your Wii?

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    d3-2 or d3-2(v2) version dvd drives will not play dvd backed up games

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    First numbers of the serial are LU11.

    I definitely set the dip switches properly.

    ModderMan:

    So is this statement false?
    "Works on all Wii drives (D2C, D2C-2, D2E, D3/D2nothing, DMS, D2A, D2B)"
    or is my drive chip not on that list?
    That was on this website: DriveKey Review + Wii Mod-Chip DriveKey

    So if my chip is essentially useless, what would you reccomend as the best route to go?

    Thanks for the replies.

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    d3-2 or d3-2(v2) is not on that list
    d3/d2nothing is another version

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    gosh-darnit. (censored myself

    So currently, no solution exists for playing backup games on a d3-2/d3-2(v2) drive, the only option is a USB/SD loader, correct?

    So would you suggest going for one of those, or just returning my new wii, and buying an older one from craigslist?

    Thanks.
    Last edited by djmwii; 03-30-2010 at 11:09 AM.

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    USB HD would be the easiest, look http://www.wiihacks.com/recommended-...s-usb-hdd.html
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    Check your ENTIRE serial number to get the correct drive information, use THIS tool

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    I checked, it told me this:

    * There is a 25% chance the chipset is GC2-D3-2 (v2) with no drive chip.
    * And there is also a 25% chance the chipset is Combined GC2-D3 with no drive chip.
    * And a 25% chance the chipset is GC2-D2E.
    * Lastly, a 25% chance the chipset is GC2-DMS.

    Of the example images on the side, it most resembled the "GC2-D3-2 (no text)", as there was a drive chip, but no text on it.

    Also the driveKey is supposed to work on all other drive chip types, so that as well leads me to believe it is a D3-2/D3-2(v2).

    Argh.

    Thanks for the help though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by djmwii View Post
    I checked, it told me this:

    * There is a 25% chance the chipset is GC2-D3-2 (v2) with no drive chip.
    * And there is also a 25% chance the chipset is Combined GC2-D3 with no drive chip.
    * And a 25% chance the chipset is GC2-D2E.
    * Lastly, a 25% chance the chipset is GC2-DMS.

    Of the example images on the side, it most resembled the "GC2-D3-2 (no text)", as there was a drive chip, but no text on it.

    Also the driveKey is supposed to work on all other drive chip types, so that as well leads me to believe it is a D3-2/D3-2(v2).

    Argh.

    Thanks for the help though.

    is there any text on the largest chip on the wii drive board?

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