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    A few questions about the wasabi dx.

    Hey guys.

    I ordered the wasabi dx a couple of days ago, I've been researching on how to hard mod the wii for a week or so now, and have made sure to answer every question that I could think of before I actually open my wii.

    Here's another question. When installing the mod chip, people say it's a good idea to test the chip before putting the console back together. So, should the first disk that I put into the wii after I mod it be the 1.2 update iso? I was thinking what if the mod chip doesn't work for a game that I put in after modding it just because it's not updated to 1.2? Then I wouldn't know if the chip wasn't installed right, or if the chip is just defective or not.

    If it takes the 1.2 iso and updates fully, does that mean that the chip is fully working? How long does the update take? I guess after it's done I can pop in a couple of backups before I close up the system, but I doubt it's a very good idea to leave the wii open for long.
    Did you guys update after you closed your consoles? Did most backups work before you updated? From reading around here, it seems to be different for everyone.

    I plan to use verbatim -r, so that shouldn't be a problem.

    One more thing, I bought from modchip.ca, I read a bunch about them before I ordered, and it was mostly good reviews, but I didn't see anything about them on these forums. Have you guys ordered from them before, are they trustworthy? I hope so >.<

    Thanks,
    -Joel

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    Alright joeleoleol ,I left my wii open for about two hours testing game's before i closed it up.I updated after i closed my wii back up, but the choice is up to you.

    All of the backup's i tryed before the update worked fine for me,it was original game's that did not work untill i updated.(mario kart).verbatim -r should be good to use, burnt on 4X speed.I have burnt useing nero& img burn on different speed's with no problem,but like has been said wii's differ from one to another.I think if you take your time cover the chip with elec tape and post on here if you have problem's (which i doubt you will) then you should be good.

    Update does not take long.
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    so I Did just the opposite.. I Spent no time testing at all.. Wasn't convent to hook a TV up & I Didn't have what was required to hook it to my Pc monitor so I Didn't test..

    I Closed my system & hooked it back up where it belongs & Tested a couple & then updated.. was only a couple minutes to take the thing apart anyway so I Figured that if it was wrong & I had to re tear down I only wasted like 10 min..
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    Thanks for the reply guys.

    Yea, I don't have the work area next to a tv to be able to test it, so I would have to install it at a friends house who does have a table next to his tv. Most of my house is carpeted anyway so that kind of worries me.

    The thing that kinda worries me most is hooking in the ribbon cables correctly.
    Do they snap in, making a click? Should they click? Do the ports on the wasabi open the same way as the port on the dvd drive? I watched an installation video, it looks as easy as it sounds.

    One more thing, does the wasabi change anything about the wii, (such as on the wii menu) other than allowing it to play imports/backups? I've researched bricking quite a bit. When attempting to install the brick, the wasabi will stop it, according to my understanding. So, when that happens, does it bring up a message, or restart the console or something? I probably won't have to worry about it because I'll use wiibrickblocker before I burn disks, and all that jazz.

    Thanks
    -Joel

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    Quote Originally Posted by joeleoleol View Post
    The thing that kinda worries me most is hooking in the ribbon cables correctly.
    Do they snap in, making a click? Should they click? Do the ports on the wasabi open the same way as the port on the dvd drive? I watched an installation video, it looks as easy as it sounds.
    If I remember correctly the ribon cable on the wii has a little lever that pops up & The ports on the wasabi DX slide away from the DX to open & into the DX to close.. If you take a miniute to play with it before installation you will see what I mean.. Also By Far the hardest part of installing the wasabi DX is taking the unit apart & keeping track of all those little f&%$#*g screws..

    Quote Originally Posted by joeleoleol View Post
    One more thing, does the wasabi change anything about the wii, (such as on the wii menu) other than allowing it to play imports/backups? I've researched bricking quite a bit. When attempting to install the brick, the wasabi will stop it, according to my understanding. So, when that happens, does it bring up a message, or restart the console or something? I probably won't have to worry about it because I'll use wiibrickblocker before I burn disks, and all that jazz.
    No change to the unit menu's.. if your like me & are not going to homebrew then nobody will even be able to tell that you have chipped your wii unless they see you put in a burned game.. As far as bricking goes I have no clue as to what your talking about.. Also if you install it wrong the beauty of the DX is that you can simply take it out..
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    Thanks, helpful stuff.

    I just got the notification that the dx is ready to be picked up. That was fast as hell o.O
    Anyway, I still have to burn a backup. Heh, I still have to buy DVDs, so tomorrow I'll get that all done, grab some electric tape, install it, them I'll be back here with a review.

    So the ribbon cables do snap? Or do you just place them in and close it up?

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    Quote Originally Posted by joeleoleol View Post
    So the ribbon cables do snap? Or do you just place them in and close it up?
    There is a little piece that slides in & out that holds the ribbon where it belongs.. Thats why I Said to play with it as its hard to explain.. But its the dark brows parts of the white thingy's where the ribbon cable goes in at..
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    Here's another question.

    I plan to mainly use the chips to play import games, such as Fatal Frame 4. If I were to place the original copy of this game into my 3.4U console, would it ask me to update? From what I gather, the update blocker will just block the update, and you can continue to play the game. Am I wrong here?

    Apparently backups burned after using wiibrickblocker to delete the update will no longer work on 3.3 and up systems. So, to play an import backup, you have to leave the game un-brickblocked, thus you must leave the update still in the iso. I want to think that the update blocker function of the chip will stop the update each time you put the disk in, and you can just play the game normally, but I'm not sure if I'd be correct in thinking that.

    If your wiis firmware is beyond that of the import's requirements, will it just boot up? It would be nice to get some in depth info about the update blocker function other than it just blocks the updates.
    -Does it allow the import to be played without updating even though the update is so called "required."
    -I'd like to know if the DX will tell you that it's stopping the update, or if it just detects and disables it the moment you put the disk in the wii, and then proceeds to play the game.

    Thanks,
    -Joel
    Last edited by joeleoleol; 04-06-2009 at 11:03 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joeleoleol View Post
    -I'd like to know if the DX will tell you that it's stopping the update, or if it just detects and disables it the moment you put the disk in the wii, and then proceeds to play the game.
    of all the questions you asked this is the only that I even think I know the answer to. It wont notify you of anything. Its seamless as in once installed unless you prompt the menu to come on you wont be able to tell that it is there..
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    You can only brick if you update from another region, which if you use brickblocker should not happen.

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