Need Help Modding Wii

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Mar 3, 2007

Need Help Modding Wii by GamerzInc at 3:06 PM (1,143 Views / 0 Likes) 6 replies

  1. GamerzInc
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    I've modded gamecubes in the past, but I'm not to sure if I have the right stuff to mod my Wii. I plan on using a wired installation with Wiikey, so could you let me know if I have the right materials?

    15watt soldering iron
    .063 clear flux solder
    triwing on the way.

    Is my soldering iron fine, and would you also recommend thinner solder? And what type of wire would be best to buy?

    Thanks.
     
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    I can't visualize how thin that is, but if it worked on a GC, should work on the Wii from what I've seen. I have yet to mod mine though ... waiting on parts to build my Chiip.
     
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    I assume that is awg thickness so the solder could be slightly thinner but it should not matter if you have done this before. Is it lead/tin based as the silver/lead replacement stuff is not that nice to work with?

    As for wire I like copper based multicore wire with a nice teflon/high grade plastic covering if it is available, others like single core wire though but fatigue is an issue there. People have scrounged cable from a USB device and had that work just as good.
     
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    Thanks. The solder is tin/lead based. Radioshack link Also, FAST6191, I'm not really having much luck finding wire on radioshack's site.
     
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    Excuse me for the most n00bish question of all times but:
    When soldering, should you heat the solder or the place were you should solder (And then move the metal to that point so that it melt from the heat?) Or is this damaging the components?

    I've heard different answers to this, what do you say?
     
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    I think its best to put solder on the iron then reheat it when you're applying it to the place of conctact. Don't heat the place you're trying to solder.
     
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    no, sorry but you're wrong. you only want to apply a very small amount of solder to the iron's tip to "tin" (prep) it. you want to heat the place and the component that you're trying to solder and then feed a small amount of solder to that point , creating a uniform bond. if you do it the other way around (or move the soldering iron around), chances are you'll end up with cold soldering joint (evident by a dull colour instead of a nice shiny one) which can then come loose after you've re-assembled everything.
    http://www.robotstore.com/download/How_to_solder_1.pdf
     

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