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Nintendo attempts to 'Block' Wii mods in latest console revision

By guj_*     Mar 27, 2007 in Technology
Nintendo attempts to block modchips.
A number of new Wii motherboards do not provide options for the 'quicksolder' method for Wii mods. Digitimes state that the 'new shipments' have an altered circuit layout, which according to sources are likely to result in modders damaging their system as they attempt to install. The same source also indicated that a NEW ADVANCED mod for the Wii will be out 'soon', could this be one which enables homebrew fully?
"Nintendo has altered the circuit layout of its Wii games console in order to block the increasing use of modification chips (modchips). However, new-generation modchips capable of working with the revised Wii consoles may become available in less than a month, according to retail channels in Taiwan.
The new Wiis, which are part of new shipments of the console, have an altered circuit layout that makes modification more difficult than in earlier versions. Users attempting to mod the new consoles using current modchips are very likely to damage the system, the sources pointed out."
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