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17-07-2007, 09:00 AM
Hi all, don't really know much about wii modding but i chipped my mates at the weekend and it wouldn't boot at all. I removed the chip and all was fine. He had recently updated the firmware online(could this be anything to do with it, sounds like the psp all over again) if anyone could shed some light on this it would be much appreciated.

17-07-2007, 10:20 AM
what hex file have you used ? ive been using 2.44 for ages and never had a problem

17-07-2007, 01:15 PM
Not sure, how do i go about finding that...I asked the guy at my local computer shop where i bought the chip, and he said that you can't do it at the moment after you've upgraded online!
What chip do you use???
In your opinion what shall i do?????

17-07-2007, 01:38 PM
i use these PIC 12F629 with as i say 2.44 hex on it and ive updated my wii online as well but its never done anything like yours

17-07-2007, 03:57 PM
Think i've been sold a dud!!!! How would i go about getting one of them, i know you have to build and program yourself. Thanks in advance

17-07-2007, 04:04 PM
a dud wot? chip? or wii? is it a pic 12f629 chip? is it like this ..12F629 I/P 8 pin DIP PIC Micro PIC12F629 Microchip on eBay Components Supplies, Electrical Test Equipment, Business, Office Industrial (http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/12F629-I-P-8-pin-DIP-PIC-Micro-PIC12F629-Microchip_W0QQitemZ270125522016QQihZ017QQcategoryZ 4663QQrdZ1QQssPageNameZWD1VQQcmdZViewItem)

15-08-2007, 04:52 AM
It won't be the new firmware causing the chip to work it will just be the soldering or the chip.

The most common cause of an install not working is the soldering, if you've removed it all, just try again and there is a good chance it will work this time.

If the guy who sold you the chip can't tell you what chip it is then I wouldn't buy from him! Also, if you are just installing 1 or 2 chips I wouldn't bother programming your own chips. There is a bit of a learning curve and you need your own programmer.

When notanther one says what hex and version 2.44, he is referring to the WiiFree mod chip, but that is one of many. You can buy chips online, WiiFree or others.