a sad sad day

Discussion in 'Wii - Hacking' started by Kingcong3, Jun 24, 2008.

  1. Kingcong3

    Kingcong3 Newbie

    Jun 24, 2008
    United States
    hey guys i just tried to install the argon to my wii, and failed. i can do all the other points just fine. but just cant get the damn legs. i ended up messing up my drive and now it wont take any disc or power on. i fail as a modder.
    30 AWG- 5.49
    25 watt solder - 24.99
    0.015 solder - 4.99
    broken wii - priceless (in the bad way)

    how immoral is it to buy a new wii and trade drive then return? lol
  2. gamidi

    gamidi Advanced Member

    Feb 2, 2008
    Can you post a picture of your drive? It most likely can be fixed if you use a multimeter and see where the bridged legs are, and fix them with the desoldering braid.
  3. killplaystation

    killplaystation GBAtemp Fan

    May 23, 2008
    United States
    When i first read the topic title, i thought it was going to be about George Carlin dying. [​IMG]
  4. SenorClean

    SenorClean GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Mar 21, 2008
    Agreed. I did the same thing to mine with a 25w iron and dodgy tip.

    I bought a 13w pencil tip and used it to clear out the bridges. A wasabi install and a few months on, and it's still going strong.

    P.S. If all else fails - a few mod chip stores are selling replacement drives.
  5. teq

    teq GBAtemp Maniac

    May 13, 2008
    United States
    That's why research goes a long way...

    25 watts is excessive for such a task.
  6. Arakon

    Arakon GBAtemp Fan

    Apr 24, 2008
    Gambia, The
    not to mention soldering to SMD pins as a beginner. that's plain suicide.
  7. Vater Unser

    Vater Unser GBAtemp Addict

    Oct 28, 2004
    Gambia, The
    Pen Island
    As long as it's a shop like Best Buy, it's a crime without victim...
  8. link459

    link459 GBAtemp Fan

    Oct 17, 2006
    United States
    Yeah just do the switch and get your money back. Nothing wrong with that, unless you do it at some family owned store...
  9. -lildeemo-

    -lildeemo- GBAtemp Regular

    Jun 3, 2008
    i tried and failed once and tradedit in but the thing is it only styed on for 10 mins then it would shut down and cuz they only checked for 2 mins they didnt notice
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