Noob Question: D2B with Drive Pins Cut?

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  1. SuperGeek
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    Ok,

    I'm a total noob at console modding, as this would be my first mod. According to WiiTracker, my Wii has a GC2-D2B, and my drive pins are most likely cut. What does this mean? Will this affect the WiiKey installation at all?

    Thanks for your help!

    -SuperGeek
     
  2. Armadillo

    Armadillo GBAtemp Psycho!

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    It means 3 of the pins on the IC will be cut and you'll either have to solder directly to little stumps or rebuild the legs then solder in normal places.
     
  3. SuperGeek
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    How would I go about soldering to the stumps/rebuilding the legs?
     
  4. SuperGeek
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    *bump*

    Nobody is willing to help the noob? [​IMG]
     
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    if you buy awg30 wire you can solder to the exposed nubs and so rebuild the legs.

    now install wiikey as usual and it will work fine.
     
  7. SuperGeek
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    How do I do that?? I'm a noob, remember, and I've done barely any soldering before... [​IMG]
     
  8. dOOfus

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    if you've barely done any soldering in the past, i do not suggest you attempt this install yourself.
     
  9. Tanas

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    If you're s noob, there is no chance that you'll be able to rebuild the legs, I'd have someone with more experence install the mod if I where you.

    edit: yeah like dOOfus said [​IMG]
     
  10. gamez2003

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    get a professional to install the wiikey you need experience when soldering in a wiikey and its even worse when you have to do the cut leg one. It will save you money to pay a installer to install it as you will most likely botch the install.
     
  11. SuperGeek
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    Where can I get an installer that lives in Florida?
     
  12. BillnTed

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    If your google-fu is diminuished, won't craigslist be your friend?
     
  13. SuperGeek
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    Tried Google, Craiglist also showed no local results.. [​IMG]
     
  14. dOOfus

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    search for your location in this forum, there were a few people that found local installs. you may be in a different location though.
     
  15. Redsquirrel

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    i did have a wii that said it was "cut legs" but it turned out not to be...