I myself have a d2b with cut legs wasabi v3 and had a clip installed. I ended up soldering to the board though and now all is fine. The clips are very fragile and tend to wear out very easily if they are taken off the chip and repositioned just a few times. I believe I wore mine down. You may have too but there are other possibilities. If the drive is responding in different ways when the clip is on it and is always responsive with retail games with the clip off of it then it is almost positively is a connection issue (clip) and probably not the chip itself. If you can have it soldered by someone experienced, solder is always the better option than the clips anyway for more dependable connectability to the points.
Another possibility is that they didn't solder jumper 1 if you have an ntsc (usa) wii, or jumper 2 if you have a PAL (eur) wii.
You should have a look at hxxp://www.wii-clip.com . Honestly I'm not positive about the d2e drives but there may be other complications needed to be "adjusted" before the chip will function properly. For example, if I'm not mistaken points f and q being shorted was a workaround that was to be used for older drives so that the install could remain completely wireless, but it doesn't necessarily apply to the d2e. Wait for confirmation on this though from someone who knows for sure here. I'm trying to help with what I know but I don't know everything.
I have seen similar posts to yours though where people got presoldered clips only to find that they weren't completely customized properly for the drives that they would be later installed in.