I messed up my wiikey install

Discussion in 'Wii - Hacking' started by maduin, May 24, 2007.

  1. maduin

    maduin GBAtemp Fan

    Jul 13, 2006
    United States
    I got my wiikey in the mail today from modchipstore.com, took it over to my parent's house (they have soldering tools there), and crack open my Wii. My mom demands that I let her do it as she has plenty of soldering experience. She does a quicksolder and it doesn't run any of my backups (burned on Maxell DVD-R's at 4x using imgburn and a samsung SH182 burner). It'll run original copies, so at least it's not busted.

    She makes sure all the joints are good and I try again, and again it doesn't work. So we take the wiikey off and in the process remove 3 pads from the wiikey and 2 from the wii. I give up for a bit and decide to do more research. I then try to do a wire install connecting the legs of the chips, and that doesn't work. In the process I also get too much solder on the chip on the wii and spend a good hour trying to clean up that mess. The wire install doesn't work. I fully remove the wiikey, put my wii back together, and now the auto disc loader mechanism doesn't work so I have to shove my games in there to get them to load, and when I hit eject the disc just shoots out instead of stopping half way out of the slot.

    I'm kind of pissed, I know that if I would've just did the wire method myself in the first place, it would've worked just fine. But because the pads were lifted and I tried to solder directly to the chips, smudging soldering all over, I shorted something out. BAH!
  2. rrburkha

    rrburkha Member

    Mar 15, 2007
    United States
    do you have any pics? the install might have been ok, just a chip that was doa.

    as for the eject problems, i had similar issues after one install and it turned out that the faceplate wasn't correctly lined up. try ejecting a game without the faceplate on, then make sure that it is nicely lined up when you screw it back together.
  3. bluebright

    bluebright GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Feb 24, 2006
    Melbourne, Australia
    Yeah, get some pictures.

    In the meantime try blaming other people.