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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. -

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.

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Added Country Serial number Model / Region Copyright DVD drive chip Pins/Pad/Clip/Glue/D3-2 DVD Board Shop Posted by Comment # R
1. 2017-06-26 Mexico LU6214XXXXXX USA / NTSC-U/C 2006 GC2-D2E
-Cut pins: -
-Missing pad: -
NoNew metal clip: No
NoHard black glue: No
-Large D3 chip no text: -
VEP72109 N/A JEV1 None 0 [x]
2. 2014-08-05 United States LU6190XXXXXX USA / NTSC-U/C 2006 GC2-D2E
-Cut pins: -
-Missing pad: -
-New metal clip: -
NoHard black glue: No
-Large D3 chip no text: -
VEP72109 Gamestop Bigmart None 0 [x]
3. 2009-11-05 Canada LU3557XXXXXX USA / NTSC-U/C 2006 GC2-D2E
-Cut pins: -
-Missing pad: -
YesNew metal clip: Yes
NoHard black glue: No
-Large D3 chip no text: -
VEP72109 N/A Pirate None 0 [x]
4. 2009-09-12 United States LU6344XXXXXX USA / NTSC-U/C 2006 GC2-D2E
-Cut pins: -
-Missing pad: -
YesNew metal clip: Yes
YesHard black glue: Yes
-Large D3 chip no text: -
VEP72109 na Jrobin9 None 0 [x]
5. 2009-04-17 Spain LEH2422XXXXX EUR / PAL 2006 GC2-D2E
-Cut pins: -
-Missing pad: -
YesNew metal clip: Yes
NoHard black glue: No
-Large D3 chip no text: -
VEP72109 N/A salvito None 0 [x]
6. 2009-04-05 Germany LEF1116XXXXX EUR / PAL 2006 GC2-D2E
-Cut pins: -
-Missing pad: -
YesNew metal clip: Yes
NoHard black glue: No
-Large D3 chip no text: -
VEP72109 N/A smith99 None 0 [x]
7. 2009-04-01 United States LU6161XXXXXX USA / NTSC-U/C 2006 GC2-D2E
-Cut pins: -
-Missing pad: -
YesNew metal clip: Yes
NoHard black glue: No
-Large D3 chip no text: -
VEP72109 Unknown JJonesey None 0 [x]
8. 2009-03-20 Austria LEF110XXXXXX EUR / PAL 2006 GC2-D2C2
-Cut pins: -
-Missing pad: -
YesNew metal clip: Yes
-Hard black glue: -
-Large D3 chip no text: -
VEP72109 N/A moses None 1 [x]
9. 2009-03-06 Germany LEF108XXXXXX EUR / PAL 2006 GC2-D2E
-Cut pins: -
-Missing pad: -
YesNew metal clip: Yes
NoHard black glue: No
-Large D3 chip no text: -
VEP72109 SATURN kawanake None 0 [x]
10. 2009-03-03 United States LU6419XXXXXX USA / NTSC-U/C 2006 GC2-D2E
-Cut pins: -
-Missing pad: -
YesNew metal clip: Yes
NoHard black glue: No
-Large D3 chip no text: -
VEP72109 Walmart Kosmo None 0 [x]
11. 2009-02-25 Netherlands LEH1893XXXXX EUR / PAL 2006 GC2-D2C2
-Cut pins: -
-Missing pad: -
YesNew metal clip: Yes
-Hard black glue: -
-Large D3 chip no text: -
VEP72109AM N/A TherioN None 0 [x]
12. 2009-02-10 Poland LEH2348XXXXX EUR / PAL 2006 GC2-D2E
-Cut pins: -
-Missing pad: -
YesNew metal clip: Yes
NoHard black glue: No
-Large D3 chip no text: -
VEP72109 N/A cjd None 0 [x]
13. 2009-02-09 United States LU3776XXXXXX USA / NTSC-U/C 2006 GC2-D2E
-Cut pins: -
-Missing pad: -
YesNew metal clip: Yes
NoHard black glue: No
-Large D3 chip no text: -
VEP72109 Costco UExboxMods.. None 0 [x]
14. 2009-02-05 Belgium LEH218XXXXXX EUR / PAL 2006 GC2-D2E
-Cut pins: -
-Missing pad: -
YesNew metal clip: Yes
NoHard black glue: No
-Large D3 chip no text: -
VEP72109 N/A jupiler2 None 0 [x]
15. 2009-01-23 United States LU3753XXXXXX USA / NTSC-U/C 2006 GC2-D2E
-Cut pins: -
-Missing pad: -
YesNew metal clip: Yes
NoHard black glue: No
-Large D3 chip no text: -
VEP72109 Target Daniel None 0 [x]
16. 2009-01-15 Italy LEH2239XXXXX EUR / PAL 2006 GC2-D2E
-Cut pins: -
-Missing pad: -
YesNew metal clip: Yes
NoHard black glue: No
-Large D3 chip no text: -
VEP72109 N/A sebak81 None 0 [x]
17. 2009-01-14 United States LU3693XXXXXX USA / NTSC-U/C 2006 GC2-D2E
-Cut pins: -
-Missing pad: -
NoNew metal clip: No
NoHard black glue: No
-Large D3 chip no text: -
VEP72109 NOT AVAILABL.. elmo None 0 [x]
18. 2008-12-24 Slovenia LEH2348XXXXX EUR / PAL 2006 GC2-D2E
-Cut pins: -
-Missing pad: -
YesNew metal clip: Yes
NoHard black glue: No
-Large D3 chip no text: -
VEP72109 N/A bs None 0 [x]
19. 2008-12-23 Netherlands LEF108XXXXXX EUR / PAL 2006 GC2-D2E
-Cut pins: -
-Missing pad: -
YesNew metal clip: Yes
NoHard black glue: No
-Large D3 chip no text: -
VEP72109 xxxxxxx royan None 0 [x]
20. 2008-12-18 France LEF1088XXXXX EUR / PAL 2006 GC2-D2E
-Cut pins: -
-Missing pad: -
-New metal clip: -
NoHard black glue: No
-Large D3 chip no text: -
VEP72109 N/A david None 0 [x]
21. 2008-12-18 Belgium LEH2185XXXXX EUR / PAL 2006 GC2-D2E
-Cut pins: -
-Missing pad: -
YesNew metal clip: Yes
NoHard black glue: No
-Large D3 chip no text: -
VEP72109 N/A timpers None 0 [x]
22. 2008-12-15 Netherlands LEH2325XXXXX EUR / PAL 2006 GC2-D2E
-Cut pins: -
-Missing pad: -
YesNew metal clip: Yes
NoHard black glue: No
-Large D3 chip no text: -
VEP72109 N/A FrostyRene.. None 0 [x]
23. 2008-12-06 Hungary LEF1116XXXXX EUR / PAL 2006 GC2-D2E
-Cut pins: -
-Missing pad: -
YesNew metal clip: Yes
NoHard black glue: No
-Large D3 chip no text: -
VEP72109 N/A john None 0 [x]
24. 2008-12-05 Norway LEH2173XXXXX EUR / PAL 2006 GC2-D2E
-Cut pins: -
-Missing pad: -
YesNew metal clip: Yes
NoHard black glue: No
-Large D3 chip no text: -
VEP72109 Elprice www.loddeb.. None 0 [x]
Entries returned: 24    
 
 


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.

* Fields marked with BOLD are required.



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