Could a wireless internet connection affect a mod chip in a Wii?
My boyfriend bought a Wii and had a guy attach the mod chip to the motherboard of the Wii so he could play backed up games. He has been able to play backed up games for nearly two months now on his Wii without issue.
Recenly, he took his Wii to his father's house while we were out of town. His father has a wireless internet connection. We played Mario Party 8 (a purchased disk, not backed up) for about an hour. Later, his brother-in-law tried playing a backed up disk of The Godfather. The Wii didn't read it or any other game we tried.
NOW THE WII WON'T READ ANY DISKS AT ALL! Not even the official Nintendo games I have purchased.
Could the wireless connection affected the Wii? Having backed up disks of games you have purchased is perfectly legal, so I don't see how Nintendo could have "busted" him via the internet.
(He has tried the install disk for the mod chip several times, and didn't need it right after the mod chip was installed) What could it be? A bad chip?
well instead of thinking the wifi took out a modchip (which I do not see how that is even possible.. especially with the thousands of mods out there using wifi and no issues.)
Why not assume a wire has come loose or some sort of connection on the mod chip?
Unless you go in there and figure that out.. I doubt anyone will think the wifi took out the modchip.
especially when you state you "He took it to his fathers house.." the transferring or the movement of the console may have jumbled something loose... and who knows how his father handled it? (i am sure he did not move it though huh?)
Last edited by majik655; 07-10-2007 at 09:03 PM.
All internet will affect mod chips. Nintendo will sense them and disable them.
thank you for your 2 cents.
Originally Posted by hacker4life
100% positive it's not the wi-fi. majik655 is right in thinking that a wire has come loose. Bust out your multi-meter and see if you get a connection from the IC chip to each point of the mod chip.
Last edited by FireTime; 07-31-2007 at 06:56 AM.
well, what I think is the issue is the board is shorting out causing it not to read either backups or real games. because if the wire came loose, it would read regular games and not backups, and if it were conencted it would read both, if it were shorting, it would read neither. you should open it or have someone open it if you have a Triwing screw driver and make sure everything is connected and properly padded.