Just Installed Switch To My Wii :) (wiikey)

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  1. tomqman
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    tomqman This Is Everyone's Fault But Mine.

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    well i just installed a switch into my wii and it works great it was a quick and easy job

    all you need to do is wire the switch between the wiikey and board on the red connection
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    heres my wii all done the switch is the blue wire

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    and the case [​IMG]

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  2. ricadoe

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    Good job. Later please let us know whether ori SBBB works or not. thanks
     
  3. Prime

    Prime GBAtemp Psycho!

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    Nice work. Where did you buy the switch? i'm trying to buy one online but i can not find one anywhere.

    EDIT: and what if you get a switch which has three pins, do you just ignore the middle pin?
     
  4. duncans_pumpkin

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    If its three pins ignore one of the side pins.
     
  5. Salamantis

    Salamantis GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    How are you going to thread it so it goes outside?
     
  6. arctic_flame

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    If you buy a switch online, the postage will be more than the component. Just go to an electronics shop, they cost almost nothing.

    Salamantis: Through the side vents? Above the USB ports? Have you ever opened your Wii? There's many places it could go.
     
  7. taggart6

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    They are $3 at Radio Shack. I grabbed one yesterday but I couldn;t find my tri-wing screwdriver. HAd to order a new tri-wing which won't be in till next week. :sigh:
     
  8. tomqman
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    tomqman This Is Everyone's Fault But Mine.

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    i got it for £1.89 from maplins. and i took the bottom dust cover off and it pokes out there causing no damage to the case. and it also hides it away in the stand. i dont have a real copy of brawl yet [​IMG] or dvd9 so cant test that. but have test it and when i switch if it off my backups dont read and then they do when its on [​IMG]


    Updated Photos at First Post
     
  9. DcThePurger

    DcThePurger Advanced Member

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    what is this switch called and what materials do you need for the job? also how long does it take to install one?
     
  10. Defiance

    Defiance oh my god.. it's full of trading cards...

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    What's the whole point of a switch?
     
  11. AshuraZro

    AshuraZro Belongs in a museum.

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    To enable or disable a modchip.
     
  12. Sonicandtails

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    Instead of cutting my Wii or doing other stupidity, I just wired my switch out of the little slot for the white plastic flaps where the GameCube ports are. It hangs out the top of the Wii, looks terrible, but it does it's job.

    [​IMG]
     
  13. mercluke

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    whats the circled one for?
    [​IMG]
     
  14. Skull Kid

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    Is this absolutely the only way to disable a Wiikey without removing it? If so, would it be worth it to install a switch just for Brawl or just wait for a Wiikey update if it is close?
     
  15. tomqman
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    tomqman This Is Everyone's Fault But Mine.

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    its just a cheap switch from any electronics store
    you need some thin wire (cant remeber the type of wire lol), soldering iron, solder, tri-wing screwdriver, small phillips screw driver and skill.
    it takes about 10-20 mins
     
  16. HipN

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    Yeah, I am getting someone to install a switch for my Wiikey. Geting back my Wii on Monday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  17. Everlong

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    Great pictures. Will surely help some people.
     
  18. tomqman
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    Just in time for a good old brawl [​IMG]
     
  19. Hit

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    Go to your local electronic store they will have thousands of switches
     
  20. FoulPlay

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