Wiinja – 1st Wii Mod chip

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Team Wiinja has successfully created the first mod chip for the Wii. The chip is able to play back-ups (Wii and GC) by only soldering 5 wires to your Wii. If you fry your Wii in the process, you’re out of luck.

The chip is already for sale and I believe will ship February 1st.

Tests on DVD media are already under way. Tests have shown that burning with speeds of up to 16x works on the following media: Verbatim +R, TDK-R, Imation-R, Emtec 1x-4x -R. Burn unscrambled images just in a normal way. Super Monkey Ball PAL is a bad image, it doesn’t work.

Keep in mind opening up your Wii will void your warranty, so make sure you know what you’re doing.

Two video’s of the chip in action:

Rayman:
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Zelda:
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  • MJ

    You just beat me to the post.
    Anyways I have been trying to look at their site for a while, but it wouldn’t open till about 2 minutes ago.
    I’d like to just say that in the Rayman he shows us that this it the hooked up Wii, but we cannot see him insert the disc.
    In the second video we see him inserting many discs, but we do not if that Wii is the one hooked up. Oddly enough there is a tape in the VCR, that would be hard to time, but possible.
    If this would allow me to play US imports of GC games, that would be fantastic (so I can get my HD on).
    I hope there are some people insane enough to risk it so I don’t have to.

  • MJ

    You just beat me to the post.
    Anyways I have been trying to look at their site for a while, but it wouldn’t open till about 2 minutes ago.
    I’d like to just say that in the Rayman he shows us that this it the hooked up Wii, but we cannot see him insert the disc.
    In the second video we see him inserting many discs, but we do not if that Wii is the one hooked up. Oddly enough there is a tape in the VCR, that would be hard to time, but possible.
    If this would allow me to play US imports of GC games, that would be fantastic (so I can get my HD on).
    I hope there are some people insane enough to risk it so I don’t have to.

  • MJ

    You just beat me to the post.
    Anyways I have been trying to look at their site for a while, but it wouldn’t open till about 2 minutes ago.
    I’d like to just say that in the Rayman he shows us that this it the hooked up Wii, but we cannot see him insert the disc.
    In the second video we see him inserting many discs, but we do not if that Wii is the one hooked up. Oddly enough there is a tape in the VCR, that would be hard to time, but possible.
    If this would allow me to play US imports of GC games, that would be fantastic (so I can get my HD on).
    I hope there are some people insane enough to risk it so I don’t have to.

  • MJ

    You just beat me to the post.
    Anyways I have been trying to look at their site for a while, but it wouldn’t open till about 2 minutes ago.
    I’d like to just say that in the Rayman he shows us that this it the hooked up Wii, but we cannot see him insert the disc.
    In the second video we see him inserting many discs, but we do not if that Wii is the one hooked up. Oddly enough there is a tape in the VCR, that would be hard to time, but possible.
    If this would allow me to play US imports of GC games, that would be fantastic (so I can get my HD on).
    I hope there are some people insane enough to risk it so I don’t have to.

  • MJ

    You just beat me to the post.
    Anyways I have been trying to look at their site for a while, but it wouldn’t open till about 2 minutes ago.
    I’d like to just say that in the Rayman he shows us that this it the hooked up Wii, but we cannot see him insert the disc.
    In the second video we see him inserting many discs, but we do not if that Wii is the one hooked up. Oddly enough there is a tape in the VCR, that would be hard to time, but possible.
    If this would allow me to play US imports of GC games, that would be fantastic (so I can get my HD on).
    I hope there are some people insane enough to risk it so I don’t have to.

  • Mack2D2

    Has a fake feeling to me, but what do I know? If it’s real, then sweet… someone try it and post on here bout it.

  • Mack2D2

    Has a fake feeling to me, but what do I know? If it’s real, then sweet… someone try it and post on here bout it.

  • http://wii-mario.com/ AJ

    Yea, I’m definitely too scared to try it myself…

  • http://wii-mario.com AJ

    Yea, I’m definitely too scared to try it myself…

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  • joto

    what does this chip actually do??? plz help

  • joto

    what does this chip actually do??? plz help

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  • hooya

    The chip essentially enables the debugging mode of the drive (the chip is soldered to the drive board, not the main board). In short it tells the drive to go ahead and read any disk, not just Wii and GC disks.

    It’s a 5 point solder job, which is amazing because some early chips have been in upwards of 20 different solder points. These points are relatively large, and therefore easy as well.

  • hooya

    The chip essentially enables the debugging mode of the drive (the chip is soldered to the drive board, not the main board). In short it tells the drive to go ahead and read any disk, not just Wii and GC disks.

    It’s a 5 point solder job, which is amazing because some early chips have been in upwards of 20 different solder points. These points are relatively large, and therefore easy as well.

  • hooya

    The chip essentially enables the debugging mode of the drive (the chip is soldered to the drive board, not the main board). In short it tells the drive to go ahead and read any disk, not just Wii and GC disks.

    It’s a 5 point solder job, which is amazing because some early chips have been in upwards of 20 different solder points. These points are relatively large, and therefore easy as well.

  • hooya

    The chip essentially enables the debugging mode of the drive (the chip is soldered to the drive board, not the main board). In short it tells the drive to go ahead and read any disk, not just Wii and GC disks.

    It’s a 5 point solder job, which is amazing because some early chips have been in upwards of 20 different solder points. These points are relatively large, and therefore easy as well.

  • Lewis

    whatever, i need more proof first and then ill still wait until it can be hacked from a memcard or sd card, i love my psp hacks this way. and i you all love nintendos franchise games then please dont bootleg em. especially zelda

  • Lewis

    whatever, i need more proof first and then ill still wait until it can be hacked from a memcard or sd card, i love my psp hacks this way. and i you all love nintendos franchise games then please dont bootleg em. especially zelda

  • Lewis

    if you love, wii typing takes time you know

  • Lewis

    if you love, wii typing takes time you know

  • MJ

    Lewis, at the moment don’t count on SD Card or changing memory exploits on the Wii. As of now there are only two known ways and by the sounds of it Wiinja must be using backdoor 2. And considering what I saw in the video (look a my post “The Nintendo Inheritance”) the security is so similar to the GCs which had mod chips that I believe it would relatively easy to just alter the chips.

  • MJ

    Lewis, at the moment don’t count on SD Card or changing memory exploits on the Wii. As of now there are only two known ways and by the sounds of it Wiinja must be using backdoor 2. And considering what I saw in the video (look a my post “The Nintendo Inheritance”) the security is so similar to the GCs which had mod chips that I believe it would relatively easy to just alter the chips.

  • MJ

    Lewis, at the moment don’t count on SD Card or changing memory exploits on the Wii. As of now there are only two known ways and by the sounds of it Wiinja must be using backdoor 2. And considering what I saw in the video (look a my post “The Nintendo Inheritance”) the security is so similar to the GCs which had mod chips that I believe it would relatively easy to just alter the chips.

  • MJ

    Lewis, at the moment don’t count on SD Card or changing memory exploits on the Wii. As of now there are only two known ways and by the sounds of it Wiinja must be using backdoor 2. And considering what I saw in the video (look a my post “The Nintendo Inheritance”) the security is so similar to the GCs which had mod chips that I believe it would relatively easy to just alter the chips.

  • MJ

    Lewis, at the moment don’t count on SD Card or changing memory exploits on the Wii. As of now there are only two known ways and by the sounds of it Wiinja must be using backdoor 2. And considering what I saw in the video (look a my post “The Nintendo Inheritance”) the security is so similar to the GCs which had mod chips that I believe it would relatively easy to just alter the chips.

  • MJ

    And I am not trying to say that this mod chip works, that remains to be truly seen.

  • MJ

    And I am not trying to say that this mod chip works, that remains to be truly seen.

  • MJ

    And I am not trying to say that this mod chip works, that remains to be truly seen.

  • MJ

    And I am not trying to say that this mod chip works, that remains to be truly seen.

  • MJ

    Lewis, at the moment don’t count on SD Card or changing memory exploits on the Wii. As of now there are only two known ways and by the sounds of it Wiinja must be using backdoor 2. And considering what I saw in the video (look a my post “The Nintendo Inheritance”) the security is so similar to the GCs which had mod chips that I believe it would relatively easy to just alter the chips.

  • MJ

    And I am not trying to say that this mod chip works, that remains to be truly seen.

  • ronaldinho

    i read the artical and still dont get it

  • ronaldinho

    i read the artical and still dont get it

  • ronaldinho

    i read the artical and still dont get it

  • ronaldinho

    i read the artical and still dont get it

  • ronaldinho

    i read the artical and still dont get it

  • ronaldinho

    i read the artical and still dont get it

  • wtf

    so this means you could play like ps2 games on the wii?

  • wtf

    so this means you could play like ps2 games on the wii?

  • wtf

    so this means you could play like ps2 games on the wii?

  • wtf

    so this means you could play like ps2 games on the wii?

  • Lewis

    no it doesn’t wtf, but in the far off future it may b possible.

  • Lewis

    no it doesn’t wtf, but in the far off future it may b possible.

  • Lewis

    no it doesn’t wtf, but in the far off future it may b possible.

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  • mike

    MaxConsole could be doing a promo for the chip thats on sale at their site,. so all info from that should be taken with a bias type of view,.

    there is also a chip called Viper,.

  • mike

    MaxConsole could be doing a promo for the chip thats on sale at their site,. so all info from that should be taken with a bias type of view,.

    there is also a chip called Viper,.

  • mike

    MaxConsole could be doing a promo for the chip thats on sale at their site,. so all info from that should be taken with a bias type of view,.

    there is also a chip called Viper,.

  • http://www.wiili.com/ cid-duece

    i heard wii’s ship as of 2007 have a new chip in them, and these mods dont work. i was wondering, does this new chip make the new wii’s better then the first batch graffics wise or speed?

  • http://www.wiili.com cid-duece

    i heard wii’s ship as of 2007 have a new chip in them, and these mods dont work. i was wondering, does this new chip make the new wii’s better then the first batch graffics wise or speed?

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