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The Wii Drive Chip Database will hopefully make it easier to identify the DVD drive chip model in your Wii console before you open it or buy one. By collaborating details about the Wii, it's possible to get a pretty good estimation of the controller model by just providing the serial number. New controller models can also be easily tracked this way. The information on this site is submitted and maintained by its users. To contribute details you have to open the Wii. -

2022-07-29: Fixed submit insert sql issue and added Hong Kong model to the region list. Thanks Brian

2020-05-23: A new D4 board revision added, credit to Tareq! It has the same shape as the regular D4 but with one less IC. Seems like a second revision to optimize the circuit board. Also made more of the serial visible.

2010-03-18: A new drive has been discovered, a new re-designed DVD drive with a smaller circuit board. Untill further details has emerged I'll wait a bit before adding the new drive to the site.

2010-04-17: The new drive with smaller circuitboard is now added to the submission form, dubbed the D3S (s for small). Please update or submit your drive if you own one of these. Thanks!

2010-05-09: A new photo from the underside of the IC on the newer smaller circuitboard has been posted, and it's officially called the GC2-D4. I've changed all references to D3S and the latest drive revision is now called D4. Please use this modelnumber from now on.

Submit your drive details

Identify your drive chip:

Type your serial number to get live drive details.
Added Country Serial number Model / Region Copyright DVD drive chip Pins/Pad/Clip/Glue/D3-2 DVD Board Shop Posted by Comment # R
1. 2019-11-19 Netherlands LEM701499XXX EUR / PAL 2006 GC2-D4
-Cut pins: -
-Missing pad: -
-New metal clip: -
-Hard black glue: -
-Large D3 chip no text: -
GDA07083R N/A SwareJonge.. None 0 [x]
Entries returned: 1    

Submit Wii Drive Information

IMPORTANT: Before you submit your Wii details, please take a second to go through the how to guide to make sure you find and enter the correct (proper) information. There have been too many submissions with invalid data on other sites and I want to get it right on this one. Thank you. Note: You have to open (and possibly void the warranty) to find the necessary details required to submit a new entry.
1. Profile details:
Your name/nick: ?
Your e-mail: ? (for editing)
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Verification code: ? Verification - Enter code: (case-sensitive)

2. Wii details:
Country: ?
Serial number: ? 0
  • The full serial number is required, 11-12 characters
  • Located at the bottom of the Wii, near the battery
Model number: ?
  • There are 5 different Wii regions world-wide
Copyright year: ?
  • It's printed near the model number, bottom label
DVD board serial: ? (starts A, AM, AMX, NMX, etc)
  • Ranges 6-10 characters, full preferred but optional
  • Printed on yellow background, near orange ribbon
Drive chip: ?
  • Find it near the ribbon-cable on the driveboard
? Required: On the DVD drive chip, are there any cut pins / legs?
? Required: Does the driveboard miss the third pad used for 1st gen-modchips, e.g. WiiKey?
? Required: Does the DVD drive have the new metal clip on top of the unit near the spinning cog?
? Required: Is the DVD drive chip covered in hard black glue (epoxy)?
? Required: Does the large D3 chip lack text typed on top of the chip, i.e. blank? It's the new D3-2 (v2).
Purchase shop name: ?
Purchase date: ? - -

3. Closing comments:
Comments: ?
  • Firmware, modchip, problems, discoveries, etc.

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