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    Failing to read backup DVD

    I am new to this, so please excuse if these might have already been answered.

    I have burned my first WII game from a .iso file using IMGBURN like described in "Burning Your Game Backups". Using SONY DVD-R I got error msg from IMGBURN (Compatibility) and used some other -R without problem.

    Now... my WII cannot read the disc, the mod has been done by a local shop, specialised in this topic, (hope they did it at all). Can anybody indicate what I could check or try to do different?

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    What is the Modchip that is installed? What is your Wii Drive type? Do you know if the Modchip requires an update?

    It could still be a bad burn or writer issue. I know people have had success using Sony DVD-R, using ImgBurn and burning at 4x speed.

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    The invoice says d2pro. Where do I see the WII Drive type? No idea about updates, my burner is a NEC DVD-RW drive.

    Is there an easier way to find out if the mod has really been installed and what type is really in it then opening the WII?

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    You can use the information in the following thread along with your Wii Serial Number to determine your Wii Drive type.

    http://www.wiihacks.com/wii-modchip/...ity-guide.html

    If I were you I would try some other games too. Also contact the reseller who installed your chip and explain the issue as they may be able to also help test it with games they have.

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    I have found that some dvd's do not read properly even after a good burn.
    Stick with good media - sony, verbatim
    You can also look at having your laser adjusted from about 700Ohms to 500Ohms - it made a difference on mine when reading dual layer media
    http://modchip.pcrm.ca/
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    Quote Originally Posted by modchip View Post
    I have found that some dvd's do not read properly even after a good burn.
    Stick with good media - sony, verbatim
    You can also look at having your laser adjusted from about 700Ohms to 500Ohms - it made a difference on mine when reading dual layer media
    I totally agree with you on using good media.
    But I will not advise adjusting your laser cause you can kill your laser and the dvd controller IC in the wii very quickly, so be very cautious on what you did to the system, is better you leave the laser settings as bone stock as possible.
    Thanks.

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    Ok, we will have to agree to differ here
    Nintendo increased the resistance across the laser to make it harder to read copies, as part of their protection system.
    As long as it is done within a certain range, it will not cause extra wear.
    What some people have done is to turn down the resistance to only 50Ohms which can overdrive the laser. I am still not convinced it will blow it prematurely though - it just distorts the output beam, which stops a good read of the DVD.
    Other modders have also used 30AWG for the modchip gnd and 3.3v supply instead of thicker gauge for these 2, the Actel chip needs a good supply
    http://modchip.pcrm.ca/
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    Quote Originally Posted by modchip View Post
    Ok, we will have to agree to differ here
    Nintendo increased the resistance across the laser to make it harder to read copies, as part of their protection system.
    As long as it is done within a certain range, it will not cause extra wear.
    What some people have done is to turn down the resistance to only 50Ohms which can overdrive the laser. I am still not convinced it will blow it prematurely though - it just distorts the output beam, which stops a good read of the DVD.
    Other modders have also used 30AWG for the modchip gnd and 3.3v supply instead of thicker gauge for these 2, the Actel chip needs a good supply
    Nice......but do you want to know why professional modders use thicker or better conductive wires on the ground and 3.3v points? cause besides giving the chip more voltage, it put less strain on the dvd controller IC. cause if you tweak the laser, and your system is chipped, the drive board will start to break down i.e components will go high in value, and will start sending wrong signals to the wii board and will end up sending bad signals to the modchip and ends up straight to the laser. I've seen it before and I will always advise everyone not to do it, even though they tried it on their wiis and it works perfect, they will see it works perfect, but the wii will not find it normal and at the end of the day it will break down and start to damage components in a chain reaction. But I will agree with you that nintendo did that to prevent copies from reading, but they too did some other alterations to the drive to prevent the laser from burning out.
    I'm not trying to kick you to the curb, I just don't want everybody wiis from getting damaged including yours dude.

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