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    bought a chipped Wii.. how to id?

    i have a version 4.0U system and the seller couldn't tell me what modchip it had. he gave me a bunch of games burned to HP dvd-r media. the system has a really hard time reading the games, and when it does, it only lasts 5-10 minutes before bombing out with read errors. I do not have any original wii games but i tried an original gamecube game and it would not read that either.

    have I been ripped here? how else can I fully test this wii

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    I'd heard some rumor about a nintendo disc which might be useable for testing the Wii, but I honestly can't find any definitive information about it.

    I would do this. First, I would get an original game (rent or borrow one if you don't have one), and see if it will read this properly. Play it for a while and just see if everything works as it should. If it reads this fine, the problem is probably related to media that the games were burned to. If this is the case, then burn a game (as slowly as possible) to a different brand of disc and then test it out.

    If the original game still doesn't work properly, it's probably likely that there's something wrong with the drive. Since the modchip doesn't consist of moving parts, it's very unlikely (though possible, I'm sure) that the modchip would only work sometimes, usually they either work completely or not at all. The drive is made of moving parts and they are far more likely to work occasionally or work for a certain period of time and then fail. These can be replaced with a guide and some patience.

    If the Wii is actually shutting down, it's probably the power supply.

    I'd probably look to get my money back if it was anything but the disc media.

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    Quote Originally Posted by botulismo View Post
    I'd probably look to get my money back if it was anything but the disc media.

    I followed your advice and rented "Super Smash Bros" and it seemed to fail just as frequently as burned games did. I ended up burning a game on the slowest setting possible as well. The game worked for about 5 minutes then bombed out again with the same error message.

    I ended up getting my money back.

    Thanks for the tips
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    sounds like the DVD drive on that wii either was messed by a bad install or just had the lens fail
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