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I bought a Nintendo Wii console in Malaysia ( I live in Australia) which has an Asian Manual. I was told it would work in Australia..But... The list of Countries does not even list Australia It will not read discs from the Disc Channel and it tells me that the Mii Channel and Photo Channel"Cannot be used" However it does have a channel on the main menu named WiiGator - Gamma. where I can play discs. Why are the three channels not available to me? I would love to access these Cahnnels. Is there a way to do this.Do I need to unlock a Regional Lock? Thankyou Karen

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  • Karen_4711 Feb 16, 2009

    Thankyou, for this info.Re your question...
    I am able to select the Mii & Photo Channels and I get the start screen but after selecting start, I get the message "This cahnnel cannot be used". I don't nee to have a disc in the console.

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Australia is PAL (Phase Alternating Line)
Malaysian is NTSC (National Television System Committee)
So two different systems.


The Wii uses regional-lockouts to prevent imported games from working - for example, Japanese games will not be recognized by an American Wii. Without using a mod-chip, they will likely be locked out of games from the own region if they're using a Wii from another region (although using a mod-chip could brick their Wii if they download a system update that intentionally bricks modified Wiis - yes, Nintendo has the power to do this.
Any new games will have to be from the Australian region, so they'll have to pay for shipping and other fees related to importing... not to mention that many games have staggered releases world-wide. Many games aren't released in Australia until many months have passed after being released in the US.

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Hello,

The channel is not configure in your area, YOu need to unlock the regional code. please verify this page : http://www.squidoo.com/wii-region

maybe it help you.

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Hi

the wii is region locked to the asian region you purchased it from, this is a problem.. This might be solvable by updating the wii with a software that is for australia but that might not solve the issue as the drive itself is most likely programmed to be used only at one region.

Can you tell me more about the channels? are they related to a game or?

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