does anyone have any info on a solderless solution

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  1. modshroom128
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    i just wanted to no if anyone knew anything about a solderless wii modchip...
    does anyone think that this is going to happen anytime soon?
    are there any projects going on for a solderless solution???
     
  2. injection18

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    I think it will come soon, as many teams now know how to make a modchip. As far as we know, the two first mochips have the same features, and I guess the only improvement from a new team for now would be a solderless solution. I hope.

    Lets just wait to see what teams who worked on GC will do, maybe solderless, maybe other features.
     
  3. instigator

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    The soldeless solutions I've seen (Xbox Xenium for example) utilize holes in the board to mount. Does the Wii's board have holes or pads?
     
  4. shtonkalot

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    Only pads that need to be SOLDERED!
    I think that there will quite possibly not ever be a solderless chip for the Wii.
    There was none for the gamecube, and only a poor implementation for the PS2.

    Bottom line I wouldn't expect it to come anytime soon if at all. Certainly not one that attaches to the current points the 1st chips need to be soldered to.
     
  5. poisonousj

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    I think a softmod is more likely to come out then a solderless modchip.
     
  6. modshroom128
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    o rly?
     
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    Well, we can already hook the Drive up to a linux machine without soldering... So a soft mod is really just a few steps from that.

    A solderless solution is quite a few more steps away from a modchip than that.
     
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    can u hook me up to a link to this linux thing?
     
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    http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=43107 Eh... maybe it does require soldering... I didn't really look that much into it to be honest.
     
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    ill probably look into it when they actually make a new firmware for it..
     
  11. modshroom128
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    ok, lemme just get this off my chest.

    i cant solder...
    at all.

    do u think it will be possible for me to play wii backups... EVER!!!
    i dont care if i have to softmod or use a solderless solution


    I JUST WANT TO KNOW!!! [​IMG]
     
  12. Dylanwhat

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    I highly suggest trying some more. I installed a solderless chip in my Xbox when I knew how to solder decently but was scared and It's been nothing but miserable. As far as a softmod, with Nintendo updates it might be a losing battle. You'd be surprized how easy soldering is once you understand it.
     
  13. injection18

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    if you really want to play Wii backups, make someone solder it for you, it'll be more expensive but you're sure it'll work and not ruin your loving Wii [​IMG]
     
  14. MaHe

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    I'll probably ask my dad ... he's quite good at soldering. [​IMG]
     
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    well i dont no anyone who can do that for me...
     
  16. coolbgdog

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    Trust me soldering isn't hard. Im not a vet at this my first solder job was soldering the qoob pro chip for gamecube. It was easy. Just hold the iron tip over the area your going to put solder on, put the wire down and put the solder wire near it and touch teh soldering iron on it and the solder will just melt and cling to the board and wire and it'll be solid in a second.
     
  17. _Mazza_

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    not one person?

    Do you know of any electrical repair places near you, I'm sure you could get someone there to do it for a small fee, or you could just learn how to solder.
     
  18. shtonkalot

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    You can't find anyone who can solder? Have you tried asking friends if they know anyone..? How about try an electronics repair store, the kind that fixes TVs and such. It'd be a cheap job to get it done.
     
  19. Pacote

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    here is your solderless solution

    from ps3news
     
  20. Hooya

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    And without some soldering how does this person expect us to get access to the drive's firmware and change it? You think the firmware is writable by DVD like the Wiikey or something?