Is This Fixable? - Messed Install

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Mar 30, 2008
  1. jaxxster
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    So after lifting one of the pads by removing a cable the modder tried to solder to the ic leg and kinda melted 2 of them together...can this install be fixed or is my wii unmoddable now? I was gunna take it to a modder who deals with d2c installs so i know he'd be able to do the work if its tricky. Thanks for your feedback
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    yes, of course its fixable
    10 or so minutes.

    But yeah.....fkn nasty mate
    I hope this guy doesn't call himself a professional
     
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    thanks! I'm gunna take it to some dude who lives about 30 mins away. he's got a website and the prices rnt too bad.

    i might just ditch the cyclowiz and go for a yasom that hes got.

    www.gimp.me.uk
     
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    I hope you didn't pay someone for that.

    Yes, it looks like it can be fixed, as long as more traces haven't been destroyed underneath the modchip. The "modder" has used too much solder, and possibly a too large iron, and has bridged the legs.

    If you want, you can send it to me. I'm in Hertfordshire so the posting times wouldn't take too long. PM me if you're interested.
     
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    Geez, did he use a soldering gun? lol

    Frickin' seriously amateur work.
     
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    To me it seems that the legs got bridged. Have you tried if the Wii still works and read originals?

    You'll have to desolder the legs first, and then proceed to clean all the solder in excess, and THEN solder the modchip again, this time by a guy who doesn't use a soldering gun [​IMG]
     
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    yup, popped in a GC disk and the logo showed up in the disc channel so thats positive news that this is fixable then?
     
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    Yeah, you'll just have to clean that solder-mess and you'll be fine [​IMG]

    The installer will just have to solder a single wire to the IC (the one who's pad got lifted) and the mod's done [​IMG]
     
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    wow... even on a DMS. If that were a cut-leg D2B, it would be excusable, but not on that [​IMG]
    should definately be repairable
     
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    cool....this thing has been one problem after another! I hope i finally have this thing sorted soon!

    Only problem is he hasnt installed a cyclowiz before only just wiikeys, yasoms and d2c chips. Might just ditch this and go for a yasom chip then sell the 2 cyclowizs ive got.
     
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    DUDE! I have little to no solder experience but even I can solder to IC Legs without damaging it. (370 Celcius @50W and 0.2mm, I cant even purposely burn the circuit board with it if I tried)
    DAMN, that must've been a real amateur.
     
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    Reminds me of the METROID posts from WiiNewz about a year ago. People would try to weld their modchips on and then take them to him for repairs. It looks also like not only did solder flow between the legs, but he must have been pushing really hard to bend one of the legs over too.

    Note to those using a soldering iron: If the solder isn't melting after 2 seconds no amount of pressure will solve the problem The issue is a dirty iron. Clean the iron tip with a tip cleaning tray and put flux on everything so the heat actually transfers.

    Good lord.
     
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    I prefer 'thick/viscous' solder (using lower temperatures) with these small solder points, over the more fluid ones. I just apply a little amount of solder on the kynar wire, put it on the leg, and then melt it again. It won't jump over to other legs, and leave a nice connection between the leg and wire.
     
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    Your GrandMa did the solder ?

    BTW you should use wires next time , quicksolder is shit
     
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    Who did that solder job?
    The board around the IC legs seems like melted.
    And you burned some off the board.
     
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    but its fixable right? I've sent a picture of the damage to the modder im hoping to take it to tuesday and hoping he can sort it out.
     
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    It looks like its fixable.
     
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    cool....just spoke to the modder and he said he'd fix and put a wiikey in for £50. Im not fussed bout the chip being swapped cos theyre all the same really so llooks like i got 2 cyclowizs to sell.
     
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    Why would you rather want a WiiKey?
    If your current chip is a CycloWiz V2 then keep it!
     
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    dude said hes never done a cyclowiz install before. At the end of the day this thing has been a pain in my back for ages now! I just want it all back in its case working perfectly and reading backups.
     

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