a sad sad day

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

  1. Kingcong3
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    Kingcong3 Newbie

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    That's why research goes a long way...

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

    Arakon GBAtemp Fan

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    not to mention soldering to SMD pins as a beginner. that's plain suicide.
     
  7. Vater Unser

    Vater Unser GBAtemp Addict

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    As long as it's a shop like Best Buy, it's a crime without victim...
     
  8. link459

    link459 GBAtemp Fan

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    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

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    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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