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Thread: New Wii GC2-D3 DVD Drives, and new channel =o

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    New Wii GC2-D3 DVD Drives, and new channel =o

    Quote Originally Posted by ModSupplier
    Hey Everyone,

    Yesterday we were informed by one of our customers that he was in the possession of a brand new model Wii drive that has had the controller chip removed totally. We have hosted a photo of these new drives on the link below.

    Wii GC2-D3 DVD Drive

    What they have done is combine the old D1A and drive controller chip in to one which is now called the GC2-D3, as you can see from the photo there is a big blank space on the PCB where the controller chip used to be.

    One of these drives will be on its way to the WiiKey team next week and they will of course do their best to work it out, but from what we can tell it could possibly be a few months or longer before it could be figured out as itís a totally new way of handling drive function, that's just our guess and maybe they will work it out faster. This is all speculation of course for now, but we can see the first generation of chips for these drives being a high wire count such as the D2CKey when they were first released. When we know more from the WiiKey team after they have received the drive and had time to access it, we will make a post in this thread to update everyone on the situation.

    There is one good bit of news that we were able to confirm, the console that had this new D3 drive was able to have a D2B drive connected to it and functioned as normal, so they did not make changes to the cable system or anything else. This means that even though there will be no chips for these consoles for a little while, it will still be possible to buy a replacement drive or even a replacement drive board and do something with these consoles.

    So far we have not heard any other reports of these drives found anywhere else in the world, what was also interesting is it was found in an Australian console with the serial LAH1098xxxxx, there are already consoles out here that are LAH11xxxxxx and are still epoxy D2E, so from what we can gather they have not started rolling these new drives out in the masses yet and maybe these few just slipped out early. I guess we will know for sure in the coming weeks, if we donít start to see them in the masses it might still be a little while before the rest of the world sees them.

    If we gather any more information on these drives we will be sure to update this post.
    thanks again modsupplier for the update, looks like things shift to the Backup loader getting a bit more attention for a bit, or the smart shops whom stocked up

    while thats depressing i thought i would add in nintendo added in Japan a new Channel...

    for of all things, fortune telling -,_-, yeah, making the most out of the mii's xD
    for more info and thanks to gpara for the info =x
    Last edited by admiral victorinox; 12-05-2008 at 11:45 PM. Reason: thought i would add something happy xD

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    Junior Member aznemo777's Avatar
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    saw the news

    this is gettin me a bit worried, cuz at some point our wii's are gonna be outdated and impossible to keep up with nintendo

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    So what does this channel do?

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    more or less, just gives luck ratios on mii's....

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    Junior Member Good_Ash's Avatar
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    Well it was only a matter of time until Nintendo implemented a hardware revision to attempt to circumvent mod chip installation. It's the same old cat and mouse story between hardware designers and mod chip suppliers though, and it will only be a matter of time until a new chip design is out.

    Good to know that you can still directly swap the DVD drives though. That will probably be the easiest solution to the new design for awhile.
    Hail to the king, baby!

    D2C2-equipped Wii + Wasabi V3 = I love Nintendo! (and big boobs)


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