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Re: wii Mini

Post by emu_kidid » Thu Dec 13, 2012 4:50 am

anyone have a picture of the bottom of the mainboard?
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Re: wii Mini

Post by megalomaniac » Thu Dec 13, 2012 6:37 am

emu_kidid wrote:anyone have a picture of the bottom of the mainboard?
The AVE?
That should be the same, just to communications available to change the chips video type output...
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Re: wii Mini

Post by AC_Orange » Thu Dec 13, 2012 7:36 am

It seems the only thing mini has got going for it is the size. No component cable was a nail in the coffin for me- as if it wasn't missing enough key features.

I wonder how many people will buy this just for the sake of collecting (including myself if I ever buy one:))
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Re: wii Mini

Post by wii_HD » Thu Dec 13, 2012 11:02 am

Its certainly an odd release from Nintendo especially coming so close to the wii U launch - Still if anyone is still enthusiastic for this console another review is in.

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/df-ha ... ini-review
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Re: wii Mini

Post by noobcube » Thu Dec 13, 2012 1:10 pm

emu_kidid wrote:anyone have a picture of the bottom of the mainboard?
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Re: wii Mini

Post by BenoitRen » Thu Dec 13, 2012 5:29 pm

So, what's the model number of this thing? RVL-201?
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Post by megalomaniac » Thu Dec 13, 2012 6:30 pm

BenoitRen wrote:So, what's the model number of this thing? RVL-201?
"RVL-nothing"
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Re: wii Mini

Post by emu_kidid » Thu Dec 13, 2012 9:56 pm

I'm pretty sure we can add in a SD Card port somewhere there ;)
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Post by Diminuendo » Fri Dec 14, 2012 2:59 am

I'm more interested on the draw of this thing and whether it contends for power use with the original Wii.

I would also love a shot with the thermal grease wiped off the CPU so we could tell if the old wii and the mini have the same CPU as well
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Post by Diminuendo » Fri Dec 14, 2012 3:10 am

Also a NAND flash chip swap might bring back some features that Nintendo has since removed. I think it's that 48 pin chip on the bottom of the mini. I can't see any text on it but maybe it's just super light. Can anyone who has a mini see if there is a serial number on there? see if it matches this one from the wii biggie?
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Post by emu_kidid » Fri Dec 14, 2012 9:48 am

If you swap NAND you need to swap the chip with starlet/console unique key too.
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Post by wii_HD » Sun Dec 23, 2012 1:45 pm

Just a couple little notes to add.

S-Video does not work whilst RGB scart does.

AMD logo moulded into the side of the unit as a result of the merger with ATi.

Opera logo is on the underside of the packaging box so along with the wifi card mount point on the main pcb Nintendo intended to have online before backing off.
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Re: wii Mini

Post by epoch » Thu Jan 03, 2013 4:11 pm

emu_kidid wrote:If you swap NAND you need to swap the chip with starlet/console unique key too.
it looks like the top-side has a slot right smack in the middle that looks kinda like a SD shape (rectangle with a corner clipped). could that be a connector that's just not populated?
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Re: wii Mini

Post by emu_kidid » Thu Jan 03, 2013 11:48 pm

epoch wrote:
emu_kidid wrote:If you swap NAND you need to swap the chip with starlet/console unique key too.
it looks like the top-side has a slot right smack in the middle that looks kinda like a SD shape (rectangle with a corner clipped). could that be a connector that's just not populated?
20 pin though, I believe that's WiFi, but adding it in won't do anything as it's disabled in the Sys menu.
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Re: wii Mini

Post by wii_HD » Thu Jan 03, 2013 11:52 pm

epoch wrote:
it looks like the top-side has a slot right smack in the middle that looks kinda like a SD shape (rectangle with a corner clipped). could that be a connector that's just not populated?
That stencil P13 is for a wifi card - look at an image of original wii pcb its the same.

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Re: wii Mini

Post by emu_kidid » Fri Jan 04, 2013 1:54 am

Also, the Opera logo I believe is still on the box since they may or may not use the Opera web engine for the settings pages on the Wii System menu?
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Post by wii_HD » Fri Jan 04, 2013 10:34 am

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And just to ram home the point it is printed FIVE times on the outer box that the console will not connect to the internet.
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Post by emu_kidid » Fri Jan 04, 2013 12:12 pm

Yes, I understand you can't go online - and I have the box too ;)

The Opera software code may be used in the Wii System Menu internally I meant. Like when you navigate the settings in the Wii Menu, it's actually a web server backend with a slim browser. Like remember when you brick a Wii and it comes up with a browser page?
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Re: wii Mini

Post by Cubelover » Sun Jan 06, 2013 1:28 pm

emu_kidid wrote:Like remember when you brick a Wii and it comes up with a browser page?
Yeah, I remember these times. People were dafuq :shock: :lol:
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Re: wii Mini

Post by andzlay » Wed Feb 27, 2013 8:54 am

I just read at heise.de (german), that the Wii mini will be released in europe, too.
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Re: wii Mini

Post by wii_HD » Wed Feb 27, 2013 10:36 am

£80 @amazon UK March 22.

If it was £50 with a viable way of using Devolution GC loader then it would be worth it.
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Re: wii Mini

Post by steffen » Wed Feb 27, 2013 12:48 pm

emu_kidid wrote:
epoch wrote:
emu_kidid wrote:20 pin though, I believe that's WiFi, but adding it in won't do anything as it's disabled in the Sys menu.
If there is an unpopulated SD card slot on the board, you may be able to use Smash Stack even if the system menu doesn't support SD cards.
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Re: wii Mini

Post by emu_kidid » Wed Feb 27, 2013 10:20 pm

I don't think there is an unpopulated SD card slot (looks like an unpopulated WLAN area, but that's disabled in the sys menu), but if you can trace the pinout from a regular mainboard as to where it's meant to go and rebuild the circuit, then by all means, give it a shot :)

Damn, now I'm going to have to buy the European version too.
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Re: wii Mini

Post by Cubelover » Thu Feb 28, 2013 4:03 pm

Isn't is easier to hardmod a normal Wii to fit in a Wii mini case?
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Post by Benni » Thu Feb 28, 2013 5:13 pm

emu_kidid wrote:I don't think there is an unpopulated SD card slot (looks like an unpopulated WLAN area, but that's disabled in the sys menu), but if you can trace the pinout from a regular mainboard as to where it's meant to go and rebuild the circuit, then by all means, give it a shot :)

Damn, now I'm going to have to buy the European version too.
Y?

Whats the diffrence between european and canadian Version?
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