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Wiikey with D2B chip

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii / Wii U' started by slippyjim, Nov 24, 2007.

  1. slippyjim

    slippyjim Member

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    Hiya,

    I've got a Wii with the D2B chip with the 3 missing legs, I've ground away the chip to reveal the traces but am having no luck soldering onto the traces at all.

    I read on one guide from consoleworkshop "and now its a simple task of soldering onto the 3 traces" simple????

    I'm using the wire and solder that was sent with my wiikey, but it is just not taking to the trace. I'm wondering if I should get some separate flux? Any hints or tips on what to do?

    I have done quite a lot of soldering so I'm not a noob, but I'm really stuck.

    TIA,
    Steve
     
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    zooom1834 Regular member

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    here scroll down that page and pick the guide you want.
     
  3. slippyjim

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    yeah, I've read that guide, I know what I need to do, but just can't seem to get the solder to stick to the traces aftre grinding the IC away.....
     
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    use flux to clean the points
     
  5. slippyjim

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    Thats what I was wondering about, I've just got to find some now..... not easy when you live in Tenerife!!
     
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    go to a electronics shop or a shop that specializes in soldering
     
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    Geez, there is nothing hard about life when you live on a beautiful island like that, lol. Lucky.

    Can't you order online? It might cost a little more, but if you've gone this far its worth it.
     
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    yeah its a great place to live, until you need something slightly different then it turns into a nightmare

    I have one more place to try and then its going to have to be an online order, then I just need to wait for the Tenerife postal service!!
     

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