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Thread: Will any mod chips work with GC2-D4?

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    question

    Can I ask why the d4 drives can't play a backup? What's the technical reason behind it? Is it possible and just no one has created a chip/softmod that will do it or is it a hardware limitation with the new drives?

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    I am also interested in what is the technical issue with the drive in the D4 system. FYI I have a D4 system, running softmods with a FAT32 1tb USB hard disk AND a MSI USB DVD drive. The external USB DVD reads all the burned disks fine.

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    Look at these pictures:

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    See the differences? In D3-2 and D4 boards they removed the chip which allowed them to process anything except original Wii discs. Not disabled, removed entirely. The only way to get them to read backups and DVD videos is to swap out the entire board, which requires some soldering ability.

    In case you aren't sure what the difference is, look at the top picture above and check out the small black chip in the middle-center on the right side of the board. That was the money maker.
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    And the footprint of D4 is entirely different (meaning you can't do what I did: swap out boards but mine was a D3-2 so I could as they physically fit/drop in replacement).

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    Yeah thank you. The wiring scheme and screw placement is completely different on those little D4's.

    I didn't notice before but now that you mention it, you can see how much smaller the orange ribbon cable is on D4 than on older boards.
    "I think that the Wii is a beautiful piece of hardware, and a broken Wii is a tragedy. It doesn’t matter why or how." -- Bushing

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    Interesting to see, thanks for the pictures Reminds of when I used to 'modify' satellite big dish receivers. First they poured epoxy over the board then created a sort of self-destruct chip then removed all generic chips and code.

    It seems to me from reading posts that you can still chip mod the box to open up the holes for software loading. And since you can load software and attach a $20 USB disk drive why did they make this change at all? Makes you wonder what their next step is.

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    do u really think the weakness of Wii console is a true negative to Nintendo ? lol

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