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    Arrow ****Nintendo Serial Tracker****

    The Highly Used Serial Tracker which is used to determine what wii drive chip is in the wii.... is in certain cases.....INACCURATE

    IT is accurate up to and including D2B chipsets.

    IT is somewhat accurate for D2C chip wii's purchased before May/08

    IT is Wrong when it shows a D2C with 50% cut or uncut legs... NO D2C wiis so far have any cut legs.

    The Cut legs only pertain to the D2B chipset between May/07 to Aug/07

    For NEW Wiis PURCHASED near the end of April...to present.... it is not accurate at all..... cause there is a new D2C(2)... and soon the D2E Wii's

    ALL WII's ARE Moddable (july 8/08)
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    Very useful for members mod, good sticky.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ModderMan View Post
    The Highly Used Serial Tracker which is used to determine what wii drive chip is in the wii.... is in certain cases.....INACCURATE

    IT is accurate up to and including D2B chipsets.

    IT is somewhat accurate for D2C chip wii's purchased before May/08

    IT is Wrong when it shows a D2C with 50% cut or uncut legs... NO D2C wiis so far have any cut legs.

    The Cut legs only pertain to the D2B chipset between May/07 to Aug/07

    For NEW Wiis PURCHASED near the end of April...to present.... it is not accurate at all..... cause there is a new D2C(2)... which are not moddable with just a modchip.

    the d2pro team have cracked it..... so solution in a week or 2...
    So wait
    idk i bought my wii on June 22nd 2008 so would that be the new version
    because on the serial tracker thing it says
    There is a 50% chance that your drive chip is a GC2-D2C

    There is a 50% chance that the pins on your drive chip are not cut.


    sry im kinda new to all this

    please help anyone

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    Had the same issue. 50/50 is not a risk I would take unless I had the income to dispose of without missing it. Just need to get a triwing and open it and check the chip on the drive. Amazon has a reseller for 4 or 5 bucks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jdecarol View Post
    Had the same issue. 50/50 is not a risk I would take unless I had the income to dispose of without missing it. Just need to get a triwing and open it and check the chip on the drive. Amazon has a reseller for 4 or 5 bucks.

    So we can check the chip on the drive and know "for sure" what kind of mod chip we need to get?

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    I don't see why not. That would certainly give you conclusive information.

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    I have the same thing (50% pin and pinless) and bought it this July 2008 but the warranty dated was June 2008. Is there a way to check the mfg. date other than the serial number.

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    New Wii From July

    Hi, noob here.

    I just got a wii on July 8th. The serial is higher than I've seen so far anywhere online. I'm just wondering if anyone has had luck in modding a wii with a serial number somewhat close to mine.

    My serial is begins with LU5815.

    My guess would be to go with the D2Cpro chip. Any positive stories or recommendations before I purchase a modchip?

    Also, if I were to open this thing up, does anyone have any useful links on what to look for in newer models to be absolutely sure whether or not I have the D2C2?

    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vanDrunen View Post
    I modded about 20 more Wii's and they all had D2C2 drives and they all looked a bit different, but there was a pattern!

    If the large chip on the DVD drive is a "GC2" chip, then is is a VERY OLD D2C drive (moddable with ANY D2C compatible chip). If it is a GC2-D1A (like in Reezy's second picture), then it is a more recent drive and you have to look further to check if it's a D2C2 or not... Read on:

    A typical D2C v1 drive has a second line of code written on the smaller GC2-D2C chip like in Reezy's 3rd picture. In later versions this second line was gone... and then it came back again in the latest versions. Only a missing second line does NOT mean that it is a new "D2C2" drive!

    If the second line is MISSING on the D2C chip and the PCB has "MDK 337V-0" written right above the bottom flatcable, then it's 80% sure a D2C v1. Almost none of these drives have the metal clip on top of the spindle like in the picture on the bottom of this post. The ones that do have the metal clip are D2C2.

    If the second line is MISSING on the D2C chip and the PCB has "APCB" written right above the bottom flatcable (linke in Reezy's 4th picture), then it's 80% sure a D2C2 drive. These drives come mostly with and sometimes without the metal clip on top of the spindle (the clip is not a 100% sure indication in this case).

    In summary: The drives with the D2C chips with missing lines were probably made during a transition period. The metal clip is a sure giveaway for it being a D2C2. A combination of "no second line on d2C chip" and "APCB written on the PCB" also indicates a D2C2 drive (even without the metal clip).

    If the second line IS WRITTEN on the D2C chip and you also have the metal clip like shown in the following picture, then it's a D2C2 for sure!!



    The clip I was talking about is the one right above the white plastic cog in the drive. The one in the picture has a "2" stamped in it and is most often seen on DVD drives that have both lines on the D2C chip. D2C2 drives with a D2C chip without the second line mostly have a clip without anything stamped in it. This clip is a very good indication of a D2C2 drive.

    Compare this picture with Reezy's first picture... Reezy does NOT have the clip and has both lines written on the D2C chip. So his drive seems like a D2C v1 drive. The only D2C2 drives I have seen that did not have a clip had no second line on the D2C chip AND had "APCB" written on the PCB.
    this guide was really helpfull for me. I found out that mine is a d2c v1!

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