Posted By: wraggster
Those of you wishing to mod their Wii Consoles will want to hurry and buy one as new Wii`s in Japan are now shipping with motherboard changes. This change will stop all the present modchips from being able to work on the Nintendo Wii.
Heres what hacken forums let us know:
It is a latest news from a shop in 188. The latest lots of Wii NTSC-J can't be modded. Why? It's because 3-pins are physically cut from a surface-mounted IC. There are still some Wii NTSC-J unaffected in 188 and Golden, but price will go up soon once this news spreads out and everyone is struggling to be the last one to have it. So hurry if you have not gotten one yourself yet. Of course, if you only play legitimate games, then it doesn't bother you anyway.
Luckily, Wii NTSC-U is not affected yet.
Heres a screen: