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    Dinosaur Techie looking for assistance from younger whizzkids.....

    Hi everybody.....

    Yep, Im old (54) and I used to work with mainframes, so I'm not a complete technical idiot, just not au fait with all the newer tech stuff....

    I've just bought a Wii for my daughter for Christmas and a bit of web browsing tells me I can unlock it (fabuloso) but of course I'm a tad worried about giving her a brick for Christmas....

    So Id really appreciate it if anyone can give me the pros and cons of trying to unlock it....the firmware is version 4.3E....

    Many thanx in advance to all you kind hearted souls out there and a very merry Christmas to all.....

    Best regards....
    Mike in Spain

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    and welcome to

    Thank you for becoming a member of the best wii modding site around!

    First off you need to read the
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    What drives are compatible -
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    Hola Senor Pob3008.....

    Thanx for the kind reply.....I think that's given me enough to think about and at my age I'll probably read the guide 6 times instead of the suggested 3......

    Best regards....

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    hi mikecaseyspain. don't worry old timer grandpa will hold your magnifying glass while you sip the vi negre. No Just pulling your chain dude If you can read and follow instructions. You've sussed it.You found the best site. So no need to stray. If it's brand new you are better off modding wii with Mauis updated guid,. then look into loading and running games from a portable hard drive. You end up with a super setup and you can save all those precious discs from that spanish heat. Same age almost done more wii's than years on planet. read read read and follow just one guide. you don't need video help. Easy for patient ol'e boys.

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    Many thanx Grandpa1959......I'm constantly amazed that there are so many kind and helpful spirits out there.....

    Best regards and Seasons Greetings to all......


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