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mod chip mess

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii / Wii U' started by shuuchuu, Oct 2, 2007.

  1. shuuchuu

    shuuchuu Member

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    ok. I bought a wiikey and decided to install it myself. Quick soldered it on, put the wii partially back together. Played official game disc, but backup or wiikey config discs aren't recognised. Damn it. Recorded more copies at 1x, 2x and 4x, still no joy. Thought it was my soldering job so went to buy a multimeter. Tested every connection from chip on wiikey all the way to the panasonic chip they eventually run to, all were good, and no connections bridged. The only two solders i couldn't check were the Vcc and the Gnd, didn't know where they ended up. Anyway, I turned it on and, for some reason, I don't know why, I decided to check the voltage across 2 points I thought were connected. Fffftt, dead..... no lights nothing. F**k. 20 mins later, wii main board lights up again, comes on, everythings working now apart from the dvd drive. Doesn't spin, doesn't eject, doesn't recognise a disc, nothing. Ribbons are in are evrything, any ideas what I can do? i.e. what components can I check? Are there any fuses? Is it definately going to be the drive thats buggered? For the record I made a connection with my multi meter between the Vcc solder on the chip, and the 1 pin from left on the I3001, which I understand to be the '2nd' part of the 11v supply...
    Cheers in advance for any tips.........

    Dan
     
  2. Menion

    Menion Regular member

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    Yes there are fuses that can burn out easily with a soldering tip near the place you install the chip, the DVD drive sounds sort of fucked but you never know, My first concern would be to unsolder the hip and try to see if it works anymore if not the drive would be dead if it happens to work again with the chip missing it could just very well be a dud
     

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