Before and After Wii Repair and Install Gallery

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  1. dohclude
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    The Patch Walks!
    I've been taking some pictures of my repair work recently and I decided to make a gallery. I would post them here directly, but there are so many it's just easier for me link to my gallery (probably easier on the dial-up users too). Here is the link to the gallery, please check it out and let me know what you guys think: http://www.MODaWii.com/gallery.php
     
  2. nilsk123

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    widowmaker owns, good work man, all of them look awesome
     
  3. Darkforce

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    Wow... some of those pics are crazy!

    Some people should not be allowed anywhere near a soldering iron!

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    I'm impressed you managed to save these consoles!

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  4. Scorpei

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    Those are the kind of things why I don't consider going into the modding buisness (by which I mean repair service) [​IMG].
     
  5. nloding

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    My God ... who let that kid use a soldering iron.

    Seriously, what the hell do people think they're doing when they put solder on a board is anything more than a teeny-weeny dab?
     
  6. SlyGuy

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    Very nice work. I wonder, when you get something like the Widowmaker are you excited about the prospect of a challenge or are you just pissed cause it will take you longer?
     
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    Vrey nice work.

    It seems to me Chuck, that you are "da man." [​IMG]
     
  8. dohclude
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    Actually I am usually "excited" as you said. I have been doing repairs for years and everyday I see something new, it's a very interesting field of work I must say. I've had pretty much a 100% success rate on repairs with the excepton of one or two systems that were just completely fried. Each repair is a great way to test the limits of my patience, concentration, and steadyness.


    I do alot of repairs and I take high res pics of every single one, so check back at my gallery often and you will likely see alot more where these came from.
     
  9. bluebright

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    your awesome, just because you enjoy the challenge. Rock on.
     
  10. arthurkok2

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    hahah, the widowmaker made me laugh
     
  11. Tamyu

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    I seriously have to wonder... What made the "Widowmaker" think they could do this on their own? I have soldered things in the past, and my husband spent two years making electrical boards - and we`re still unsure enough of our skills to risk screwing up our Wii. I can`t imagine how you could screw it up that badly though...

    Was he melting it with a lighter and letting it drip or something??
     
  12. gottysports

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    The Widowmaker lol thats seriously funny keep up the good work dude [​IMG]
     
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    Do you use a tiny desoldering pump or do you use a desoldering braid to do these cleanups?
     
  14. dohclude
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    No pumps, they are the leading cause of damaged chips and pulled pads when trying to desolder. I use an adjustable heat soldering station, and some desoldering wick/braid. As long as I am quick and precise, I can clean up the chip without causing any further damage to it.