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Q. Could my wii have a mod chip in it?

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Chat' started by wiihelpme, Oct 15, 2007.

  1. wiihelpme

    wiihelpme WiiChat Member

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    I brought a Nintendo wii off ebay. It turned out it was a NTSC (JPN) model.
    I think it must have a modchip in the console. As the person I brought it off said it comes with the wii sports game & it does, only it is a copied version. So it plays a version that has been copied onto a DVD-R 4.7gb 120min disk. Do normal wii’s play copied disks or only wii’s with wiikeys (modchips) in them?
     
  2. Jay588

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    it is definitely modded if it plays copied games, if you feel unsafe with this wii, maybe he accepts returns, good thing is, you can play american games on it because it is now region free but you never know if nintendo will decide to zap modded consoles:sick:
     
  3. f1982

    f1982 WiiChat Member

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    You can now play copied games or games from any region.
    The only thing you need to worry about is this- When you put any game in, if it tries to get you to update firmware or download an update or anything like that, say no. The updates are region specific and can wreck a console if updated with the wrong region's firmware. Make sure you only download the update for the region YOUR WII IS FROM. Not where you are.
    You may need to ask someone else on here how to make sure you get the right updates. I just know how NOT to get them!
    Appart from all this doom and gloom, many people would see it as a big advantage to have a wii with a modchip already installed.
     
  4. BrandonMcAuslan

    BrandonMcAuslan Special Olympics Medalist

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    That thing is eventually gonna brick with an update. I'd return it.
     
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    FRuMMaGe Waluigi's #1 Fan!

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    Is there a way to remove the mod chip? Or is it a permenant modification?
     
  6. neiltot

    neiltot WiiChat Member

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    Normal wiis don't have modchips installed in them. Advantage of having a modchip installed is that you can play any games from any region. Disadvantage you should keep a lookout for updates. For example, Big Brain Academy has an update for the US(PAL) version.. If you accidentaly update your jpn wii.. oh no.. bricked!
     
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    uk_louis_1986 WiiChat Member

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    yep you have a modchip(like me)!!!!its been said b4 but be carefull when updating from a disk. allways download updates though the internet. and don't buy coppies. you can import games though
     
  8. zonimer

    zonimer YouTuber

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    yh i think it has got one
     
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    [DT] Gearhead Surf Coder

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    If it plays a *copy* of a game from a generic DVD/R, then without question it has been modified.

    That you mentioned a Wiikey means you have some knowledge of these products, so I'm sure you figured this out for yourself.

    I'm not sure if this was a legit question since you seem to understand the concept of a mod chip, or just a way to introduce the fact you bought a modified Wii (in a passive "do I have this?" sort of contrivance).

    At any rate, have fun with it! :)
     
  10. masonb15

    masonb15 Flawless Victory

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    If you can't return it, and you are that dead set on getting rid of the modchip, you could always just open up the Wii and desolder the modchip. If you don't know how to do that, just cut the wires going to the chip. Make sure those wires are cut to where they can't touch anything else in the Wii, otherwise you could have a fried Wii.
     
  11. Thegamerfan

    Thegamerfan Just some black guy...

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    well this is good and bad for you....mostly good. Now you can burn off games of any region, might have to use region free, but you get the point. Bad news is that wii sports is not an original....but who cares =p..it wont brick just keep updating the firmware and you wont brick it so that means since its a JPN wii. You gata burn off the latest JPN game cause they come with firmware. So always check in forums to see witch has a firmware update. Playing an american game with a firmware up date will brick you. Pm if you need site or help
     
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  12. MRCOOLGH

    MRCOOLGH Naruto Uzumaki

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    If I were you have ebay warrant the seller for giving you a modded wii from japan that you didnt wanted.
     
  13. Link_of_Hyrule

    Link_of_Hyrule Unofficial WiiChat Helper

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    Just wondering how much did you pay for it? If its less then $250 I wonder why a person would sell a modded wii for less then $250 when the chip cost $50 some odd dollars.
     
  14. masonb15

    masonb15 Flawless Victory

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    Selling anything with a mod chip on eBay is against their rules. He kept it normal price so they wouldn't expect anything is my guess.
     

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