Just finished my install :)

Discussion in 'Wii - Hacking' started by shark1987, Jul 25, 2007.

Jul 25, 2007

Just finished my install :) by shark1987 at 11:53 PM (1,128 Views / 0 Likes) 7 replies

  1. shark1987
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    I just finished my install of the wiikey in my launch wii. It went very smoothly, only had a few problems solder. Then I went to put the console back together and I couldn't remember which screws went where. So i put in the ones I knew went in, because I had taken them out today. You see the problem was I took them out yesterday because my chip was supposed to arrive then. But it didn't get here until today and I had forgotten which ones were from where.

    So i tried one of the small black screws in the screw that is under the battery cover only to find out it was way too small. But by that time I couldn't get it out. I tried magnets and everything. So I ended up having to use the solder gun to get the screw out. Atleast it wasn't one of the main screws and you can't see the damage after I close the wii up. But now I was wondering if anyone has a link to a detail list of where the screws go. Cause I tried looking at pictures but they're not close enough for me to tell.

    Well i just put the triwing screws back in cause I knew where they went and I booted up the wii and it works and played a backup of RE4 just fine. I put in the update disc then only to realize I have my gamecube controllers packed up in a storage building. Oh well, I'm moving back to college in two weeks anyways. Maybe the new update will be released by then haha.

    And with that I'll share some pics I took:

    I used a guide on PSX-Scene.com forums to do everything and it turned out well i think.

    I soldered the wires on first
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    Then I Place the chip on those wires and soldered them together. Then clipped the wires.
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    Here it all is taped up [​IMG]
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    Overall it was an extreme success I'd say.
     
  2. shonosuke

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    Very neat o_o
     
  3. Zesto

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    That's alot of solder on the chip, nice.
     
  4. cardyology

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    Wow man.

    Im wasnt ballsy enough to quickdolder. Thought it looked super easy to mess up.

    Nice job! [​IMG]
     
  5. Scorpei

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    What I still don't understand is why if people are soldering wires to it, STILL do a quicksolder install :S. If you have wires attached why not use them as wires (instead of short bridges because the WiiKey PCB is slightly too thick to quicksolder with a decent amount of soldering tin)?
     
  6. Mr_Grinch

    Newcomer Mr_Grinch Advanced Member

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    I was under the impression that -most- setup discs could use the "reset" button on the front of the wii to navigate the menu instead of the gamecube controller. I haven't tried it myself though
     
  7. nilsk123

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    true, if you have a wire from chip to your reset button
     
  8. lenselijer

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    that tape is a little useless, just see how much space is left beneath the chip: enough [​IMG]
     

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