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    I would like to use this thread as an ongoing success/failure thread for the new Wiikey Fusion.

    Today is July 23 2010

    Any updates will have this title post of this thread edited by me to make certain people aren't reading through 10 pages of nonsense - only to find-out the problem was fixed in a new post that is much more succinct.

    Since June 21, 2010 the Wiikey team has disappeared.

    I contacted them a few days ago and got no reply.

    I have seen no sure-cure to the new Wiikey Fusion problems.

    There are some obvious ambituities at the main download site.

    You can only get the updates with your Wiikey Fusion code number.

    I have this - my device is real and fully functional.

    There is an older post there that states that some of the long SD ribbon-cables were shipped with the Fusion - but they were the wrong cable.

    It says that if you lay-it out flat, the silver - contact - portion that comes in contact with the micro-hardware of the chip - under the pressure clips - the silver portion should be on opposite sides at either end.

    Fine - I have the correct ribbon - how about you?

    Now, if you load the update 1 onto an SD card - I get no response at all.

    I do not see the Gamecube game when I turn the Wii on.

    I have a disc stuck in the Wii - a copy of "Super Mario Galaxy."

    I just took apart the entire Wii again.

    I do not know if I am supposed to load update 1 from June 2 AND update 2 from June 8 BOTH onto the SD card or just the latest one - the June 8 update 2.

    Nothing happens no matter what I load.

    Now I see a "bad flash" update - that is more confusing than most anything.

    You need to know DOS.

    The Wiikey team has tossed a whack of info at us as if we are DOS experts.

    I know a little - a very little.

    This is there "help file" that comes with there reflashing update.

    This is the latest update they have offered and it is over a month old.


    Wiikey Fusion Bad Flash - MY PROBLEMS version of Instructions for MS WINDOWS.txt

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    Ca My problems specifically

    This is a full portion of the attachment of the post before this.

    The HTML - I suppose - doesn't recognize the back-slash found beside the }] key.

    Where you see the \ this is ONE backslash.

    However, if you are using MS Windows, you will need to download a copy of 'dd'
    from: http://www.chrysocome.net/downloads/dd-0.5.zip

    You will then need to extract the .zip archive and put 'dd.exe' into your path or launch the 'dd'
    command from the directory that you extracted the .zip file to.
    -----------------------------------------------------
    Instructions for adding the .iso image to the SD card


    -----------------------------------------------------
    1. From the command line, identify your SD card device by typing:

    MS Windows: 'dd --list'
    (use the device with 'Partition0' appended to ensure correct operation in MS Windows;
    ie: '\\?\Device\Harddisk1\Partition0' and not '\\?\Device\Harddisk1\')


    Linux: `cat /proc/partitions'
    (use the device name without a partition number;
    ie: '/dev/sdc' and not '/dev/sdc1')
    MaxOSX: `diskutil list'
    (use the device name without a partition number;
    ie: '/dev/disk1' and not '/dev/disk1s1')


    2) Once you are sure which device is your SD card, you can type the
    following command. BE VERY CAREFUL HERE:
    dd if=wkf_recover_1_2.iso of=<your device> bs=1M


    Here are some examples of what you may type:


    MS WINDOWS, with \\?\Device\Harddisk1\Partition0 as your device:
    dd if=wkf_recover_1_2.iso of=\\?\Device\Harddisk1\Partition0 bs=1M


    LINUX, with /dev/sdc as your device:
    dd if=wkf_recover_1_2.iso of=/dev/sdc bs=1M
    MAC OSX, with /dev/disk1 as your device:
    dd if=wkf_recover_1_2.iso of=/dev/disk1 bs=1M


    3) After the process has finished, the update is ready to apply to Wiikey Fusion.
    ------------------------------------
    Applying the update to Wiikey Fusion
    ------------------------------------
    1) With the Wii switched off, insert the SD card into the Wiikey Fusion
    SD card reader and then power-on the Wii.
    2) Run the update by launching the GameCube 'disc' in the disc channel
    3) After the update has completed, remove the SD card and disconnect the power
    from you Wii. Then, reconnect the power and start the Wii as normal.
    4) You can verify that the update was applied properly by looking at the
    version number at the top right of the config screen.


    Thank you for your support!
    The Wiikey Team


    My [gtatix] comments and problems:


    I have no idea what this means. One little mistake and the command in DOS will clearly not work.


    Above in red is what I do not understand – or tried and it didn't work for some unknown reason.
    Above in green is what I do understand and can do.


    Clearly the main parts are in red.


    When I type dd –list in the command line of DOS – nothing happens.


    I have tried with single quotes 'dd –list'
    I have tried with double quotes “dd –list”
    I have tried just dd –list
    I have tried just dd—list
    I have tried ddlist
    I have tried dd list
    I have tried dd -list
    I have tried dd – list


    I have no idea what
    dd if=wkf_recover_1_2.iso of=\\?\Device\Harddisk1\Partition0 bs=1M
    means even if I could get to this point.


    A lesson in DOS isn't the duty of Wiikey, but if they are going to throw this only option at us, they may want to consider some clearer information.


    I can understand this part dd if=wkf_recover_1_2.iso of=
    There is clearly a space after the dd not an underscore.


    According to the instructions above, I need to put something in the space we see below:
    dd if=wkf_recover_1_2.iso of= bs=1M


    Again the instructions say to put this in that space:
    \\?\Device\Harddisk1\Partition0 with no space after the “=” and one space after the zero “0”


    What is that mess above in red?
    I'm guessing some DOS prompts.
    But where do the DOS prompts “\\?\” and maybe more end?
    Is “Device” what I discover from the information I gather once I identify my SD drive with the dd list that I can't get to give me anything with?


    Below is what I see when I go to “computer” and I see my hard drive and my removable storage.
    Well “storage” and “drive” are two different words; so what is it?


    My computer has an SD/Mini MMC/RS/Plus/Mobile slot.


    When I put my SD [1GB] card into it, my computer drives section shows:


    Devices with Removable Storage (4)
    as
    SD Card (H)


    There are other devices – but I didn't include those obviously.
    I see that “storage” and “drive” are synonymous – so maybe I answered one of my questions above!


    I guess I'll end-up with something like:
    dd if=wkf_recover_1_2.iso of=\\?\Device\removablediskH\Partition0 bs=1M
    or
    dd if=wkf_recover_1_2.iso of=\\?\Device\HarddiskH\Partition0 bs=1M” as my instruction line.


    And why did they use capitals? “Device” instead of “device”
    I thought DOS didn't recognize capitals?
    This simply adds to the confusion!!!
    Man this sucks!


    This “easy to install” Wiikey Fusion is far from “easy to install!”


    I can't believe that the last communications from Wiikey was on JUNE 21! A month ago!


    I'd really love some help if anyone has a clue.


    If I can even get this working, what do I mount onto the SD mini card?


    Do I put update 1 from June 2 AND update 2 from June 8 AND this flash recovery data?


    It says to dump this info onto the SD card – is this assuming I already have Update 1 and Update 2 or what?


    The more DAYS I waste with this, the more I get angry.


    I'll never advise anyone to use a Wiikey if this doesn't get fixed soon!


    And – again – what is with the disappearing act for over a month!?
    Last edited by gtatix; 07-23-2010 at 08:03 PM. Reason: noticed a problem with the font \

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    Ca The Three Updates Wiikey Offers For The Wiikey Fusion


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    To your issue about the disc being stuck: Disconnect the wiikey fusion and reattach the drive to the wii, power it up and press eject.

    dd is a linux command, your on windows, that means you can freaking ignore all that crap your asking about. The windows version of dd is for those firmilar with linux only.
    The only thing you need to use on windows is the WBFS Manager, found here: WBFS Manager

    On the wiikey site, the support page tells you to use the WBFS Manager or the Wii Backup Manager at the bottom of the page under the orange words Operation Guide.
    support page: Wiikey Fusion Support Page

    The updates are NOT sequential, that means you can use the latest one. Use the 1.2 update.

    Using WBFS Manager, format your SD to WBFS format. Then add the 1.2 update to the SD.




    On the wii and in the wiikey fusion menu, select the 1.2 by using the reset button on your wii or the D-pad on a Gamecube controller (pressing any buttons or pressing left or right is the same as locking in your option)





    If your having problems with with holding the reset and it rebooting, you can just use the power button to manually reset. I have to do this on 2 of wiis I have.


    If your wii doesn't power on with the SD adapter connected, you most likely have a wiikey fusion kit with the wrong JTAG cable.
    Issues covering that are here, it also has what to tell the vendor to fix the issue: http://www.wiihacks.com/wiikey-fusio...-no-power.html

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    Trikon I am used to having to root around the internet to find answers to questions I have, Your walk through here is probably the most concise and helpful guide I have found yet. I suppose the frustration I am feeling is that I have to dig around the internet to find enough information from various sources to use a product. Wiikey really needs to create an installation and operation guide for dummies in the form of a .pdf. Thanks for the help though, most appreciated.


    ***edit: I am starting to get a better feel. . and a bit of excitement for this product as I go. If all is successful I will attempt a how to guide for those lost like me.
    Last edited by dedpossum; 07-24-2010 at 04:11 PM.

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    Wiikey Updates SNAFU

    Quote Originally Posted by trikon000 View Post
    To your issue about the disc being stuck: Disconnect the wiikey fusion and reattach the drive to the wii, power it up and press eject.
    That sounds easy enough - thanks.

    Quote Originally Posted by trikon000 View Post
    dd is a linux command, your on windows, that means you can freaking ignore all that crap your asking about. The windows version of dd is for those firmilar with linux only.
    The only thing you need to use on windows is the WBFS Manager, found here: WBFS Manager
    I was reading their "readme" and it says specifically that there is a WINDOWS OS manual within. That is the intense post I presented above.

    It is specifically for a Windows OS. This "update" is specifically and only for a "bad flash" and it says to NOT use WBFS.

    The other two updates - June 2 and June 8 - clearly are supposed to work with WBFS.

    Quote Originally Posted by trikon000 View Post
    On the wiikey site, the support page tells you to use the WBFS Manager or the Wii Backup Manager at the bottom of the page under the orange words Operation Guide.
    support page: Wiikey Fusion Support Page
    Again, it also has an update - the latest - from June 21, 2010 for a "bad flash" and how to do it with a Windows OS.

    Quote Originally Posted by trikon000 View Post
    The updates are NOT sequential, that means you can use the latest one. Use the 1.2 update.
    This helps - because there is no indication as to whether the 1.2 has the update of 1.1 as well as the newest bug fix. They do not say this at all. I don't like to assume.

    Quote Originally Posted by trikon000 View Post
    Using WBFS Manager, format your SD to WBFS format. Then add the 1.2 update to the SD.


    I believe I have done this several times - I'll have a closer look at your .gif.

    Quote Originally Posted by trikon000 View Post
    On the wii and in the wiikey fusion menu, select the 1.2 by using the reset button on your wii or the D-pad on a Gamecube controller (pressing any buttons or pressing left or right is the same as locking in your option)



    I'll put the Wii all back together again - and try again. When I first did this, the Wii ran it's original start screen. I have yet to see the Wiikey startup screen.

    Quote Originally Posted by trikon000 View Post
    If your having problems with with holding the reset and it rebooting, you can just use the power button to manually reset. I have to do this on 2 of wiis I have.
    Again, I haven't even seen the Wiikey start screen as yet.


    Quote Originally Posted by trikon000 View Post
    If your wii doesn't power on with the SD adapter connected, you most likely have a wiikey fusion kit with the wrong JTAG cable.
    Issues covering that are here, it also has what to tell the vendor to fix the issue: http://www.wiihacks.com/wiikey-fusio...-no-power.html
    I found this hidden away at the Wiikey.cn site - under "news." But I checked my cable and it is the correct one. Opposite sided contacts [silver.]

    It also says - at the Wiikey site - that if the Wii powers-up correctly that you have the correct ribbon - JTAG - cable.
    Last edited by gtatix; 07-24-2010 at 06:12 PM.

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    The wiikey fusion shows up as a gamecube disc. When your on the disc channel and you do not see the discs spinning, you will need to press the Eject button one or two times.

    If you see this, you might have to either wait for it to detect or press Eject a few times:



    Once you see the Gamecube disc load like this, it means the wiikey fusion is working properly:



    Starting the gamecube will load you into the wiikey fusion menu.

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    Okay, thanks.

    The way it was worded I thought I was to see an actual Gamecube game listed.

    I'm getting this done now - will update soon.

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    When your in the wiikey fusion menu screen, the firmware is listed in the upper right corner of the screen. Along with the firmware, the wiikey code that is printed on the bottom of the wiikey fusion is listed there if you haven't registered it to download the firmware updates.

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    These are the instructions following the lame picture guide on the Wiikey.cn site for the fusion:

    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Operation Guide
    1) Write games to SD card
    Download WBFS Manager or Wii Backup Manager and use it to write .iso games to an SD card using your PC.
    2) Play!
    Insert the SD card into the Wiikey Fusion card reader and start up the Wii.
    You will see that the disc channel shows a GameCube game. Launch it.
    The Wiikey menu will load. Use the reset button (quick press) to move from game to game (or to the config option)
    When you have chosen the game you want, press the reset button (long press) and the Wii will restart. When it finishes restarting, your chosen game will appear in the disc channel. Launch it and it will play.
    If you have a GameCube controller, you can use that instead of the reset button.
    To switch games, go to the disc channel and press the 'eject' button on the front of your Wii.

    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    This may be a dumb question - but at this point; nothing is dumb except this device and the lame instructions.

    The question is: When I received my Wiikey, was I supposed to get an SD card with software on it?

    Now, I did not get an SD card. I got everything to put it together as per several different instructions I have found.

    When I start the Wii up - fresh start - I have in the SD card reader that Wiikey provided - not the Wii original device card reader where the sync button is - the "updated 1.2 file" and only this file.

    When I go to the Disc Menu, a spinning disc appears. After a few seconds it says:
    "? Unable to read the disc. Check the Wii Operations Manual for help troubleshooting."

    I have pressed "eject" several times.
    I have waited for upwards of 15 minutes.
    I have turned off - and disconnected the power supply - and then turned-back on the Wii.
    Before I turn it back on, I have already placed my 1GB SD card in the WIIKEY card slot.

    The Wii acts as if there is simply a wiring bridge - or nothing new at all - where the Wiikey is.

    I find it strange that there is no indication that the Wiikey Fusion works to play .iso backups-downloads.
    I know it says it does.
    My Wii is a 2006.
    The chip is a GC2-D3
    The beginning of the serial number is LU6488..........
    This Wii is supposed to play DVDs/ISOs as well as the SD card games - which are a sort of a waste!

    Any further suggestions?



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