Anyway to confirm a DOA drivekey?
I purchased and installed a drive key. (I'm a former pc/laptop tech and it was easy as pie).
The Wii booted normally (and was working fine before I opened it) but would not read disks (retail!) I took out the drivekey and the wii still would not read retail disks. I reseated everything, tried the drivekey again and the end result was that the drive would not even power up. With the drivekey installed I could never get to the menu with 3 ejects. This is why I suspect it's defective.
I replaced the DVD drive and data/power cables. Even the new drive refuses to powerup. Never even tried the drivekey with the new dvd. Still can get to the channel menu just fine.
I suspect the drivekey is doa and damaged the wii. I'll be getting a new/used wii after xmas but am really hesisitant to try this drivekey again.
Is not being able to get to the 3 eject menu verification enough that it was DOA?