Help with wiikey install...

Discussion in 'Wii - Hardware, Devices and Utilities' started by CrimsoniteX, Nov 3, 2007.

  1. CrimsoniteX
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    Hi guys, I come to you in desperation...

    I successfully soldered four points, however I also successfully burned off two contact points on the board... what do I do? Please help me [​IMG]
     
  2. coolbho3000

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    From the pads you burned off, follow the trace and see where it leads to and you'll find a leg on the chip. Just solder onto that, even though it is more difficult as it's a tiny point.

    How many watts iron are you using? Use a 15 watt to minimize these problems.
     
  3. CrimsoniteX
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    Ya it is a 15 watt iron, alright I'll give that a shot, thanks!
     
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    Be careful! It's a tiny point, make sure you don't short two legs!
     
  5. BoneMonkey

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    oh boy congrats you ruined your wii
     
  6. CrimsoniteX
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    Ya...

    I took a look at it, and I do not want to risk it. I'm going to take a break, then try to drop a bead of solder on the original points (which are still visible), then try it again.

    If that doesn't work, anyone know of a place in the US that will solder it even if you already attempted? Thanks in advance.
     
  7. paul1991

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    Id just buy a wlip.
     
  8. CrimsoniteX
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    Unfortunately they postponed it until Christmas, so thats out...