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    HELP! Does softmodding still work with a new D4 replacement DVD drive?

    Hi all,

    The DVD drive in my softmodded Wii is not reading disks. I bought a replacement drive and it turned out to be the new D4 version.

    Could anyone tell me if the softmod still works with the new D4 version or not? Am I better off just replacing the laser lens?

    Out of curiousity, it is OK to swap the old logic board over to the new D4 drive?

    Thanks in advance.

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    You can still softmod and play your backups through a usb loader!



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    Hi all,

    I just found out that the new D4 drive is NOT able to read DVD-R discs at all due to a hardware limitation. So in my case, can I just replace the D4 logic board with the D2C logic board so I will be using the new mechanism with the old logic board? Or the other option is to just replace the lens.

    Cheers.

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    No, they are physically different sizes. Go USB instead.

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    Thanks all,

    I managed to fix the the drive by cleaning it. It had a bit of sticky label stuck inside the drive

    I got the new drive and the board was physically different and it would not read DVD-R only originals How MS had not done it with the Xbox 360 drive?

    Cheers.

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    You obviously don't want to listen, so thread closed!



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