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Thread: How can I tell if my Wii is Modchipped or Softmodded?

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    How can I tell if my Wii is Modchipped or Softmodded?

    I bought a Wii that was already premodded. Is it possible to tell without opening up the Wii?

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    if you put a backup into the Wii and it just boots straight off the bat, its definately gonna have a chip.

    If you have to load it through somekinda backup lancher then chances are its softmodded.

    i would say its more likely that its been softmodded as its so much cheaper and faster, if i was selling modded Wiis, I'd sell them softmodded.

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    you can patch your system menu to play backups straight up, so it can be decieving.

    hardmodded wiis would be heavier

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    Possibly just check to see if the wii was tampered with? See if the screws look alittle worn. I am not sure if the wii's have a piece of tape over the casing which tells them if the wii was ever opened, but if so, check that.

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    see if you have the homebrew channel, if yes, enter that channel, do you have a backup launcher? if yes, you probably have only softmod (although slight chance of still be a hard mod), no Homebrew channel and you almost definitely have a hard mod (although again, could have softmod then deleted HBC, for what reason i do not know, but possible)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Muzzled View Post
    if you put a backup into the Wii and it just boots straight off the bat, its definately gonna have a chip.

    If you have to load it through somekinda backup lancher then chances are its softmodded.

    i would say its more likely that its been softmodded as its so much cheaper and faster, if i was selling modded Wiis, I'd sell them softmodded.
    i have 1 softmodded that boots to wii menu like any wii..but hold reset and power up then loads pre-loader 1st. i configured it to not show preloader at boot,also no hbc channel in menu,can run hb from SD via preloader

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    *sigh* you noob...

    you can have both the hbc and loaders and harmod at the same time.

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    If I had a modchip, would I need to update the backup loader to play newer games such as Punch Out? That's what I needed to do to get the game to load. However, the system also seem like it was opened before.

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    its probably chipped.

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