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    The new D3-2 dvd drives....

    So i have got my hands on one of these and got an error that points to the drive being a D3-2 ( i have yet to confirm by using a verb at 4x), my question is....if i want this to be able to read dvd-r would i need to replace the pcb within the drive ?

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    The Wii has two PCB, one is the mainboard and it has the CPU and stuff on it, while the other has the DVD control circuitry on it. Replacing the DVD control board with a non D3-2 version will allow you to play backups and fit a modchip if that's what you desire.
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    Thanks for the reply, i have the console softmodded already which i am happy with, its not actually for me and i dont think the person it is intended for is going to be competant enoogh to work a usb loader as they are in thier senior years !...they have only just come round to the idea of dvds. i was hoping there was a cheaper mod i could do with the drive.

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    I understand what you mean. Once setup though you could have the Wii boot directly into the USB Loader so they could select which game they wish to play.

    An alternative is to fit an external USB DVD drive to the Wii, I've heard this works using cIOS and loaders.
    Not really doing much Wii stuff these days.

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    Thanks again. I have spoken to them on this and they are apprehensive but happy to adopt this idea. I have bought a compatible usb drive and i want to get it all set up right, i dont really want to add an sd card into the equation for them although i am happy using one to set up as i did when i modded it. I understand that i can install emulators and such as channels but i want the covers to be present, i was using a sd card myself but i think i would really need to have the hdd setup with the covers for the emulator on the hdd, correct me if i am wrong but i would need to have the drive partioned as FAT32 and WBFS ?or is it NTFS and WBFS ?..is there anything else you recommend i could do prior to giving them the console that would make the whole experience better and less daunting ? i would also appreciate being pointed to a good guide to set up the usb drive, again, thanks for you help on this.

    EDIT: Please excuse my stupidness, found a sticky which i believe tells me i can format the drive with say 2 partitions, one for WBFS and one i could leave unformatted...what i would now like to know, i think i would put the three big player usb loaders on as channels so as to have 100% compatibility with iso's, could i then use the unformatted partion as a place to put the covers for ALL the loaders to use or at least for each one to store its covers ?
    Last edited by loady; 02-19-2010 at 07:06 AM.

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    WBFS first and then FAT32 would be fine.
    Not really doing much Wii stuff these days.

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