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COMPLETE Newbie with WiiKey

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii / Wii U' started by coolzaidi, Jul 21, 2007.

  1. coolzaidi

    coolzaidi Member

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    I have never, ever soldered in my life. I used different methods of back-up before, such as a super-card for the DS, or swap magic for the PS2. Hopefully, I'll be getting a Wii tomorrow, and I want to mod it. I thought it would be easy at first, the installation looked easy with quick-solder method, and I had seen my brother using a soldering iron a couple of times before, so I know how to use one of them, but I never have. Now i'm learning about all these different kinds of chipsets for the Wii, and odds are against, I may getting a Wii with its legs cut off. If so, is it possible for a complete newbie to do the necessary requirements to attach WiiKey to my Wii? or is the installation quite hard for veterans of soldering as well?
     
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    If you get the one with the legs cut off, then DO NOT try and attempt to do the job. The process is where you'll have to use a dremel on the chipset to reveal the legs. Based on how you described yourself, I don't think you can do it.
     
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    lol, hey Ndarkness this is irony, moments after I finished making this thread, I searched and found the video you made on basic soldering. It was a big help and helped me get the basic gist of soldering, thanks for the video. Yea, i don't think i can do it either if the legs are cut off, ill have to find a professional in my area, or send it to modchipman, but the thing is, is that modchipman's turnaround time is too long, which is why i wanted to do it myself. I have searched for a professional in my area experienced with Wii modding, but to no avail. So hopefully, I get one with legs still attached.
     
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    Ha that's pretty cool.

    Well, I hope you get one with the legs still intact. And if you want then I could install the Wiikey for you.
     
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    Wow, seriously?! Thanks a lot, you're on the top of the list now if I get a Wii with cut legs. If it does have cut legs, I'll PM you, and we can work out how we're gonna do it. Sound okay?
     
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    you dont need to dremel the chipset... you can solder to the tiny points at the top of the chipset :)
     
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    Are you sure? First I heard of it. Nearly all the modders I know have used the dremel technique.
     
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    positive mate..

    if you look at the chipset you can see the 3 points at the top.. you just gotta use smaller wire.. My mate is a really good solder'er and thats how he did mine, and all the others he does..
     
  10. coolzaidi

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    Okay, well I got my wii today. It's D2B, but the legs are cut. Is this solderable? because i really have no idea.
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    @coolzaidi

    First off you need to resize the images. If you don't a Mod will take them down when they see how big they are.

    As to modding a D2B chipset with the legs cut off visit the link below. There have been a few Modifications done to the chip to solder to the cut legs...

    http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/517095
     
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    thanks larrylje. i changed the size of images. and i don't think i will be able to this myself, ill try to get help from NDarkness.
     

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