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    Nintendo Wii, mod chips don't work?

    Hello all, I have a Wii that I bought a few months back and it has a mod chip in it that works great. My friend want to buy a Wii and put a mod chip in it too. My question is, do mod chips work in the new Wiis (in stores now)? She told me they don't work with the new consols. Is that true?

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    it does work but u need the ppf o matic
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    Talking They are still working atm....

    Hmmmmm...to the best of my personal knowledge and experience .....they are all still moddable at this time. in canada and the us.( having not met any unmoddable wii's yet....lol (seriously though...we mod about 6-10 brand spankin new wii's/day...box is still unopened, still in the bag from the store with the dated receipt.etc.) ...

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    No wii as to date is UNmoddable..

    HOWEVER:

    there are new wii's (yes now in the US) that are MUCH MUCH HARDER to mod for the normal person.

    Look at the serial numbers on the box... if you have a LU515 and lower your wii console is the "easier" ones to mod.

    IF your serial number is LU516 and HIGHER like LU517, LU518 etc etc..
    then you have the "newer" wiis which basically have 3 cut legs on the IC chip the modchip uses..

    So THOSE legs must be connected somehow.. either to the modchip or back to the motherboard... the problem is how to solder this... the ic chip must be sanded down to reveal the leg traces INSIDE the chip.. then you can solder.. however this is NOT EASY and is PRETTY DANGEROUS if you mess something up.

    So if you have a modchip installer installing the chip.. they will more than likely just charge you more for the extra work.. some mod chip installers may not do these consoles.. so you would have to find out first. Some will tell you the serial numbers they can and will do for what price.

    If you are doing it.. I suggest you read up on "cut legs wii" you will see what I am talking about.

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    Talking latest version nw/3 ic legs missing...appeared near end of May

    Quote Originally Posted by majik655 View Post
    No wii as to date is UNmoddable..

    HOWEVER:

    there are new wii's (yes now in the US) that are MUCH MUCH HARDER to mod for the normal person.

    Look at the serial numbers on the box... if you have a LU515 and lower your wii console is the "easier" ones to mod.

    IF your serial number is LU516 and HIGHER like LU517, LU518 etc etc..
    then you have the "newer" wiis which basically have 3 cut legs on the IC chip the modchip uses..

    So THOSE legs must be connected somehow.. either to the modchip or back to the motherboard... the problem is how to solder this... the ic chip must be sanded down to reveal the leg traces INSIDE the chip.. then you can solder.. however this is NOT EASY and is PRETTY DANGEROUS if you mess something up.

    So if you have a modchip installer installing the chip.. they will more than likely just charge you more for the extra work.. some mod chip installers may not do these consoles.. so you would have to find out first. Some will tell you the serial numbers they can and will do for what price.

    If you are doing it.. I suggest you read up on "cut legs wii" you will see what I am talking about.



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    is correct.....They started appearing In canada at the end of May. I did my 1st wii with the 3 cut legs at the beginning of june.......currently that's almost all we do not....now over 150 of them....lol...

    They are harder to do...definitely require the right tools and bits....needlehead tip......and a shot of JD...lol

    If you know what you r doing...then I wouldn't say risky.....if you don't really...then you will ^&&%&% it up. trust me....have repaired a whole bunch of customer wii's...it ain't pretty...lol

    I've notice that most of the modders here in GVR in canada have all but disappeared except for just 3 modders doing it now(that includes me)


    shoot almost forgot....lu315# bad news too
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    Quote Originally Posted by ModderMan View Post
    yes...majik655



    shoot almost forgot....lu315# bad news too

    Hey.. what about the 315?? shed some light

    ::edit:: whoa.. nevermind 315 also has cut legs? well that goes against the 515 and lower thing doesn't it? lol

    so are these older wii's or wii boards that have new chips on them? or are they refurbished wii's by any chance?

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    Thumbs down

    don't really know for sure.....but customers have been getting brand new older serials at the same time as the 5i5, 516, 517, 518's......from the stores..


    I know it tells me that the shortage after xmas was a nintendo management decision.

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    I have a newer Wii, My system was very hard to mod but it was done, I did not grind anything in my system. We just ran wires from each IC leg to the correct points on the mod chip itself.

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