Ones that can be modded to play burnt media, and those that cannot (but can still be modded, keep reading! On the bottom of your Wii you will find a serial number starting with LAH (newer Wiis have different letters to start, this means you MUST use the WODE) Anything under LAH1162 is classified as an "OLD" Wii. The "NEW" wiis have a dvd drive that currently (and probably forever) cannot be hacked.
In 2011 onwards I guess we can just split Wiis up in 2 categories.
There have been many types of DVD drives inside the Wii that have blocked modchips (8 or so). Including going online, playing online, buying from the wii shopping channel.
However there is a product called the WODE, that ignores the DVD drive and allows you to attach a harddrive to your Wii and run content directly from there, way better then discs!
The Nintendo Wii was introduced in 2006 and, since then, over 100 million units have shipped.
After all, the warranty on your Wii is long expired, and you’re probably not doing anything with it anyway.It can also happen if you have Wii Connect24 enabled, as this will automatically install any system updates released by Nintendo.Updates 4.2 and 4.3 were both specifically designed to kill homebrew.Of course, the standard warnings and disclaimers apply: any changes or modifications you perform on your Wii are completely up to you and your sole responsibility.It’s really hard to brick a Wii this way, but it could happen. It’s simply what it sounds like, a channel, much like the Netflix or Nintendo e Shop. Modding a game system used to involve lots of fun opening up a game system, inserting chips or other various items, tinkering with the internals and dealing with the fact that going online or playing games with certain anti mod software was no longer available to a system modified in such a way.And then there was the amount of risk for those not well versed in physically modding a system; hard modding could cause irreversible damage if done wrong, and the loss of money (and even your system) to untrustworthy people that offer the service. No one really knows the answer to that question -- but regardless, it has been 4 years and they have not done anything regarding the issue besides revising the internal hardware to make it harder Q. All wii updates have been safe, and do not affect modchips, due to the modchip being on the DVD drive, and not the motherboard. If you update your wii past 4.1 though, the ability to play games from other regions is lost. But crafty hackers have found that more than simply photos can be sent to the Wii in this fashion: hack files.Many have that hacked their Wiis are able to play backups, DVDs, youtube videos and more on the system.