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    Thumbs up Black Wii DVD-R issue

    Hi, I would like to know if the DVD-R block happens on ALL black wiis, I heard that some black wiis still can read DVD-Rs, depending on the Serial Number, mine is LU15 by the way

    Thanks for your attention

    (I haven't softmoded my Wii yet, I'm planing on doing that next thursday, so I can't just try, it would be really disapointing to me because I would like to play GC games and there is no USB loader for those games)

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    Yes all black wii consoles block the use of disk backups, but usb devices can be used to play wii .iso files. No gamecube backups via usb yet, but it is being worked on. This is all pretty common knowledge in the wii hacking world.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oddgriffin View Post
    Yes all black wii consoles block the use of disk backups, but usb devices can be used to play wii .iso files. No gamecube backups via usb yet, but it is being worked on. This is all pretty common knowledge in the wii hacking world.
    Too bad them, hopefully the gc usbloader is going to be a reality in a near future

    thanks for your time, I tried to find this info but none of what I read said that 100% of the black wiis have this feature blocked, and some said that a serial number lower than LU30 would be free from the block...

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    Are you sure it's LU15? I doubt a black wii could have a serial number that low.

    I bet it's LU15X (X=0,1,...,9) and not LU15
    Last edited by adrek; 07-03-2010 at 07:49 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adrek View Post
    Are you sure it's LU15? I doubt a black wii could have a serial number that low.
    Pretty sure, I double checked, and going to triple check now

    Yeah, definetily LU15, I bought it at the end of the last month at Best Buy

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    I bet it's LU15X (X=0,1,...,9) and not LU15
    Nope, after LU15 comes 10, so it would be LU1510
    Last edited by Orlof; 07-03-2010 at 07:57 PM.

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    check your serial number HERE, but since it's black I'm 100% sure it won't read DVD-R

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    Quote Originally Posted by adrek View Post
    check your serial number HERE, but since it's black I'm 100% sure it won't read DVD-R
    The console has model number RVL-001(USA), produced for USA/Canada/Mexico.
    • There is a 50% chance the chipset is GC2-D4 on a smaller drive board.
    • And there is also a 25% chance the chipset is GC2-D2E.
    • Lastly, a 25% chance the chipset is GC2-DMS.


    what exactly that's supposed to mean? I only know that the thing that blocks black wiis to load DVD-Rs is the D3-2 drive

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    Likely it's D3-2 (contrary to the "white lie" aka stastics of that site, or D4. A black Wii of recent purchase won't be the latter two.

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