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Topic: Do Wavebirds work with other Wavebird Recievers?

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ZukutoBen

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I bought a Wavebird with an Adapter.Long story Short I couldn't desolder parts off properly and the L shoulder button holder had to be broken off so I could possibly desolder the hidden parts and it was a mess I couldn't be bothered with at the moment so I got another Wavebird without a reciever.The problem with the original Wavebird was it's stick was loose and it bothered me.Will the Old reciever work with my new Wavebird?

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Morpheel

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I remember you just had to set the receiver and controller in the same number.

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CanisWolfred

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Morphbug wrote:

I remember you just had to set the receiver and controller in the same number.

That is correct. It's funny when you have two recievers set to the same number. :P

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Morpheel

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CanisWolfred wrote:

Morphbug wrote:

I remember you just had to set the receiver and controller in the same number.

That is correct. It's funny when you have two recievers set to the same number. :P

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ZukutoBen

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At least I don't need to worry about connection problems then.The previous owner claims the controller is in great working condition.Shouldn't have any loose sticks by the sounds of it.It's a dull grey version of the controller like my last one though I spray painted the last Wavebird Gold Looks really nice.Check out my Instagram.I'm called DAFTB3N on it.

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GoneFishin

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They changed the wireless band it operated in partway through production, so I'm afraid it's no guarantee. Went from 900 MHz to 2.4 GHz.

My early Wavebird can't communicate with my later Wavebird's receiver and vice versa.

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ZukutoBen

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Oh well now I'm worried. and if it doesn't work then I'll return it to the seller if I can.

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unrandomsam

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900 MHz stuff is by far the best whenever it is an option. More expensive but it is always worth it.

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ZukutoBen

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How do you get to know the wireless band.

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GoneFishin

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Set everything up correctly and tune each to the same number. If it works, they're compatible.

I'm not aware of an easy identifier that will tell you which is which, although my early model Wavebird is sort of a grayish white that basically matches the body of the receiver while my later model matches the platinum GameCube. Not sure if that means anything in regard to what the guts are or not, but I rather doubt it.

I'll take a look at it in a little bit to see if I can pinpoint something for you, though.

Unfortunately, the switch came about in 2003. Nintendo sold an awful lot of Wavebird's during 2002 and the first part of 2003 before the old stock dried up when the GameCube was at its height before the revision started to appear during the course of 2003. So even though the revision was in production until 2005, the odds are roughly 50/50 something won't match if you start mixing up different components.

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GoneFishin

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My early Wavebird is stored and not conveniently accessible, but the receivers have the same markings even though as I recall, they don't work with each other. The earlier one says in the fine print "Model NO.DOL-005 as does the later receiver.

Thought I was on to something for you, but possibly not since they share the same markings. I'm starting to wonder though if I actually tested these like I thought I had, or just remember reading about the frequency change and figured since I bought one fairly early on and the other was the last Wavebird that I ever saw new in a store, that I had one of each.

These might both be 2.4 GHz models after all. I'll have to fire up my Wii in a little while and test both with Mario Kart Wii and confirm. If they both work, then the markings I gave are for the 2.4 GHz model's receiver. The older one should be different if that's the case.

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ZukutoBen

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I have both the dull grey reciever and dull grey controller and the new Wavebird I'm getting is also dull grey.I was thinking about swapping the shells since I sprayed the last one Gold.Looks pretty nice but of course there are slight blemishes.Nothing too noticeable.Nintendo should bring back the Wavebird in more colours.Will look forward to your answer though but no pressure.Some questions may never get answered.

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