Is there anyway to mod you wii without soldering it?

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  1. JJBro1
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    Im afraid i will brick it so is there another way? If not what is the safest way to solder it?
     
  2. Bob Evil

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    The safest way to solder it, is to pay someone else to do the work.
     
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    Homebrew: you have the twilight hack.

    Actual mods: there are a couple of clip on devices (which can involve soldering the chip to them and clipping it on). The first ones worked but were not brilliant, the newer ones are a fair bit better it seems but I have not been following them so I strongly suggest you look up some reviews (I think it was ozmodchips that had a minireview up the other day).

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    also what thebobevil says.
     
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    so there ARE some clip ons that you dont have to solder?
     
  5. Bob Evil

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    However, the chips have to be soldered to the clip-on devices.

    The devices are not chips, themselves, but a way of clipping a chip onto the board.

    Soldering is still required, unless you buy the clip with the chip pre-soldered on.

    You are still going to have to open your Wii, with tri-wing & philips drivers, and attach the clip.
     
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    I'd recommend putting the money you would have spent on a clip towards paying a good installer.

    Clips will never be as reliable as a professional install.
     
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    There is one completely solderless option and that is the key-clip
    You can check it at wii-clip.com.

    It is more or less a wiikey embedded in a clip which you simply clamp onto the chip of the DVD drive.
    You can program the thing with other firmware too so it behaves like the yoasm (or something).

    Naturally this thing does not work with the newer D2C chips.

    I think it is the most elegant solution to modding. Unfortunately I have a D2C, so I needed another solution.

    Just my 2 cents.

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  8. PigVenus

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    Actually, the wii-clip covers most chips. From their website:

    From what I've read (a couple of reviews), it got the thumbs up. Just make sure that when you install it that you put a pad between the clip and the metal housing of the wii case. That way it will apply extra pretty to the clip to ensure that it doesn't fall off. In the one review I read, the reviewer stated that even when shook, the clip stayed in place. However when "vigorously shook" it did dislodge the clip. That's why I said to put a small buffer pad to help hold it down.

    As stated previously though, a good old soldering job is still the best, most reliable solution. However the advantage of the wii-clip is that you can apply it without voiding the warranty (if you are really careful while disassembling the wii). The hardest part is the little stickers over the screws.