I just received my Wiikey

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  1. starduck
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    I just received my Wiikey from foundmy.com seconds ago, will install it and get back to you guys later. Meanwhile, if you have received your Wiikey, state where you are from.

    Quebec, Canada.
     
  2. DeVS

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    Got mine this morning from Foundmy. Im from teXas.
     
  3. xeorix

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    I got mine from eurasia.nu today.
    Live in Sweden
     
  4. Presto

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    when did yours ship and what method of shipping did they use. Also where in Texas are you mine hasn't shipped yet jsut curious what to expect the shipping tim eto be.
     
  5. andreq

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    nice to hear this [​IMG]

    Im also from Quebec, but currently at work.. I might just have received it... let you know tonight !
     
  6. x-power

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    went did you order your?
     
  7. SpaceJump

    SpaceJump Where's my new 2D-Metroid?

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    Install it and let us know how good it works [​IMG]
     
  8. starduck
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    Well I can't get it to work. Checked my solder points many times, redid them many times, still nothing.

    Foundmy sent me the chip in a paper expresspost envelop with no padding whatsoever, so I don't know if its me or the chip itself.

    Edit : Swapped my wires and it works now. Haven't played anything, but it can load Excite Bike. Gonna close this bad boy up and more on this later.
     
  9. Perplexer

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    I got my chip from Foundmy today as well; I'm in NC, USA.

    Lucky I work 2nd shift, so I had a chance to install it before work. I'm pretty impressed with the chip's build, performance, and the setup disc.

    Quicksolder, however, is a joke. The points on the chip are way too far from the mark. I chose the quicksolder option anyway for a clean look but I don't suggest that option unless you are fairly experienced.

    Sorry to hear that. There's really not a whole lot that can go wrong with the chip. If it doesn't appear physically damaged, then it's probably fine. Mine shipped the same way, paper Priority Mail envelope. Chip was in a sealed ESD bag, inside of a larger ESD sleeve.

    One thing missing from the Wiikey, (which was nice on the Cyclowiz) is a status LED, so you could at least tell if your chip was getting power or communicating with the DVD-ROM.
     
  10. instigator

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    Was this is mistake on your part (contact order) or faulty wires?
     
  11. lenselijer

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    Received my batch of chips from eurasia today, already installed 1 in my own PAL wii, works perfect. However alot NTSC gamecube games cannot work in 480p, so i still have to load GCOS to force them in NTSC mode.

    Quicksolder is indeed a little difficult if you solder a modchip for the first time. Because the chip is so thick and the points dont perfectly match, but i managed to do it, but keep in mind i did 50+ qoob sx installs and 30+ xenogc installs before, so it was not difficult for me, you just have to use alot solder to connect the points correctly.

    Use wires if you think you're gonna mess it up [​IMG]
     
  12. starduck
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    Faulty wires
     
  13. Warm Woolly Shee

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    I got mine too. This thing is horribly small.

    I've never soldered before but I've been practicing, and felt pretty confident. Now that I have this microscopic chip in my hand, I'm scared.
     
  14. heyyouguys

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    WWS, borrow your dads bifocal glasses, lol!
     
  15. xeorix

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    Last tuesday ^^

    Oh, and I've installed it now, work as a charm! [​IMG]
     
  16. Master Mo

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    When I saw the size-comparison with a coin I got scared, too [​IMG]

    So I`m gonna let a pro do it for me [​IMG]
     
  17. instigator

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    Well the points on the chip are what you have to be concerned with. They are bigger than the points on the Wii board so that's not an issue.

    I'm a noob too but am pretty confident as I've been practicing alot and have assembled the right tools. Still a bit nervous though [​IMG]
     
  18. ConraDargo

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    Here's another dude who got his WiiKey from Eurasia and I ordered mine last... Wednesday I think.
     
  19. Kaphis

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    Received mine early this morning!
     
  20. x-power

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    should be coimg this week [​IMG]