D2CKey FlexPCB!

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  1. ProdigySim
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    http://www.d2ckey.com/flexpcb.html
    This seems Wlip-esque. It sounds cool (I think?) but I'm really fuzzy on what it actually does. There's no diagrams or pictures of installation. Can anyone clear this up?
     


  2. ben_r_

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    Well I havent found any info on it, but Im pretty sure that it eliminates the needs for all the 32 wires to be run and the guessing as to where exactly to position the mod chip for installation. The flex PCB IS the wiring and acts as a positioning guide and then you just solder to the d2ckey itself and then onto the wii chip after its placed in the other square cut out on the right side of the flex pcb. I just leave it at this: Get one if you are going to be getting a d2ckey!
     
  3. FAST6191

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    Without reading further it sounds like quicksolder revisited.
     
  4. Salamantis

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    That looks very good. If it really does make it easy, I'll buy one for sure [​IMG]
    Need more info, tho.
     
  5. kashif1680

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    will the FlexPCB be updateble?
     
  6. ProdigySim
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    The FlexPCB doesn't have any active components. It's just to help installation of the D2Ckey
    And so far, nobody knows if the D2CKey will be upgradeable.
     
  7. raulpica

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    Good, really.

    Nice to know if I'll ever mod a D2C Wii.
     
  8. Sjaool

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    I did a little photoshopping.
    An installed flexpcb would look something like this.
    As it looks there are holes for the crystal and some smd-parts.

    [​IMG]

    Sorry for the bad picturequality but there isn't a highquality picture of the flexpcb available.
     
  9. adgloride

    adgloride Its A Wii Wario

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    Sorry to sound like a n00b. But do you still need to solder?
     
  10. Armadillo

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    Yes.
     
  11. lenselijer

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    better check the infectus homepage, they posted a picture of the 13-wire d2c modchip [​IMG]
     
  12. Salamantis

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    Hm? I can't see it. Could you link to the picture here?
     
  13. Bob Loblaw

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    they should just start selling the d2ckeys with the flexpcb's already attached so you just clip it on. even if they added like $10 to the price it would be worth it.
     
  14. lenselijer

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    Is the FlexPCB flexible?
     
  16. MaHe

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    Is that some kind of a trick question? [​IMG]
     
  17. Sc4rFac3d

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    Is there any update on the infectus chip? I'm seriously thinking to just go ahead and get the D2C. :/
     
  18. Armadillo

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    Yay 13 wires , much nicer than 31. No doubt some people will still bitch and moan cos it's on the ic legs. Chip it self is quite large though hopefully won't be too much of a pain to position.
     
  19. Lazycus

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    Ugh - why don't the d2ckey people just get together with the Wlip people already. Or Wlip just put out a new version with all the appropriate pins wired by themselves.
     
  20. Armadillo

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    Why would they?. D2Ckey works , they don't care if people who can't solder can't fit it. Teaming up with wlip would mean sharing profits.Besides that , wlip don't even have the other versions of their clip thing out. Maybe want to get that out first and make sure the damn thing works ok , before going for one that has to contact 31 points.


    D2CKey may well be outdated soon anyway. Once the infuctus chip appears , assuming it works good , no one is going to go for 31 wires over the 13 of the infectus.