Broken Wii

Discussion in 'Wii - Hacking' started by Takrin, Feb 24, 2007.

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  1. Takrin
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    Takrin GBAtemp Fan

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    So many people having trouble soldering wii, so i was wondering what everyone's success rate was with all the pads lifting, circuit boards burning.

    i remember my first Mod job was a PS1, someone hid the good soldering iron so i was forced to use a soldering gun (quite dumb) , it blew my resistor up [​IMG] like in 4 sec. it stilled played but it wouldnt play some games like Final Fantasy.
     
  2. sdoc96

    sdoc96 Creaky Old Stiff Member

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    There should be a 'not quite so easily modded but got it ok' option - I would have picked that.
    I had to grind my iron tip down to a sharp point using a dremel to get those small pads.
     
  3. dice

    dice pansy-ass ex-staff member

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    I wonder how long this one will be lose for... [​IMG]
     
  4. BoneMonkey

    BoneMonkey The cheese stash is a lie.

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    the ppl who are having trouble soldering are the ppl WHO DONT KNOW HOW TO SOLDER

    the wii modchips are some of the simplest modchip installation i have ever seen !!!!!!!!!!!!!

    i rember some ps2 mod chips having over 15 wires !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  5. avatarx

    avatarx Advanced Member

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    Xbox was really easy, PS2 was crazy hard. A friend destroyed his PS2 trying to mod but Xbox was really easy. I was there helping.
     
  6. Perplexer

    Perplexer GBAtemp Regular

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    Don't forget 1st-gen Xbox modchips at 29 wires, and soldering directly to BIOS pins on some PS2s [​IMG]

    PLEASE don't make the Wii your first soldering project! Practice on some old PCBs first!
     
  7. Takrin
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    Takrin GBAtemp Fan

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    hardest i did so far is indeed the ps2, the point where you have to solder a wire on a resistor and those tiny bios pad. modded 3 ps2, and one of them acts weird, shake it and mod chip disables, shake it again and mod chip enables lol prob loose connection somewhere but i'm too lazy to find out before it fails.

    i agree dont use your wii to learn how to solder, i always thought learn to solder kits were really nice if you wanted to improve your soldering skills or learn.

    http://www.omnitronelectronics.net/phpstor...egory-52-0.html
     
  8. mattwasx

    mattwasx Advanced Member

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    My dad had 2 soldering kits laying around and this was my first time soldering so I did them first. It helps a lot.
     
  9. Mortenga

    Mortenga GBAtemp Regular

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    Off topic, but dice your avatar is awesome.
     
  10. Little

    Little I r Little

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    I really want to Chip my wii at some point in the future, but I'm quite worried about the soldering despite having taken GCSE electronics (though i did spend the a lot of the time making solder balls).
     
  11. HelloKitty

    HelloKitty GBAtemp Fan

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    My brother is a wiz at it...
    He said that the PS2 was the hardest he's done.
    Had to have a really fine tip to do that one.
    I might have to order a Wii chip and tell him to do that for me! [​IMG]
     
  12. dice

    dice pansy-ass ex-staff member

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    thanks [​IMG]
     
  13. h3xx3r

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    Wii's a doddle to mod. The worst mod I had to do were the philips C25 mobile phones for free calls (years ago)(BT U.K.) now they were small solder points. PS2 was a bit of a pig first few times too.

    If your not sure about your soldering skills dig out an old cd rom drive and some kynar wire and practice on that and unless you have lots of experience never go above a 15W iron with a 0.5 (or 1mm at a push ) tip. 0.5 mm solder,Clean your tip after every joint you solder on a piece of damp sponge. by the time you've spent half hour on the cdrom board you'll be ready for your Wii. & if your eyesight is getting old like mine. [​IMG] use one of those table lights with a magnifier built in. Even with years of electronics experience a PS2 warrants my magnifier. Like I said my eyes are getting old [​IMG]
     
  14. foobar2k

    foobar2k Newbie

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    Wow that really takes me back!!!

    I did that exact same mobile phone mod. I've still got it around somewhere!
     
  15. littleho

    littleho GBAtemp Regular

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    I've been considering modding my wii with the wiikey, using quick solder. I guess i need to practice though, having no soldering experience. how easy is it to brick your wii with an attempt?
     
  16. koentje3

    koentje3 GBAtemp Fan

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    very easy
     
  17. Presto

    Presto GBAtemp Regular

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    if you dont know how to solder learning on a wii is not something to do. Modchip man will install it for you for 55 with about 2 weeks turn around or i will do it for u for 100 with 1 week turn around
     
  18. iza

    iza gbatemp, the new crack

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    i'll give you 10 bucks and pay shipping... final offer [​IMG]
     
  19. littleho

    littleho GBAtemp Regular

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    hmm... i would consider that but it would seem expensive to do that and if another modchip comes around then i would have to pay another 55 to have them upgrade. [​IMG]
     
  20. Presto

    Presto GBAtemp Regular

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    thats why you should get an upgradable ship
     
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