PCB damage

Discussion in 'Wii - Hacking' started by mzzmuaa, Mar 21, 2007.

Mar 21, 2007

PCB damage by mzzmuaa at 5:45 PM (668 Views / 0 Likes) 2 replies

  1. mzzmuaa
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    Newcomer mzzmuaa Member

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    I managed to partially tear off a part of the drive's pcb surrounding the second soldering point of the wiikey(point here http://www.wiikey.cn/images/installWiiKey.pdf).
    It fits like a loose puzzle piece, so what is the risk of damage?
    Can I tape the torn portion back on the board with a small piece of electrical tape?
     
  2. Takrin

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    how bad of a damage was it? if stuff just ripped a little from the pcb its fine just tape it down or glue it but if the connection was cut you have to find another point or pretty much in it deep.

    kinda risky (not horrably risky) but try booting your wii up with wiikey install finished, if it boots fine then your set, if the drive works and wiikey doesnt then you prob need a alternate point, now if wii doesnt spin the cd or does anything then theres something seriously wrong

    also if you cut a lead on a pcb you could always reconnect the lead with wire or solder to repair it

    but anyhow show us some picture so we can least know what the damage is and how bad it is also if its really number 2 point its the power, prob is a alternate point somewhere or you can search around with a multimeter to find a alternate point

    *Edit*
    oh you can always shave off the film from the same lead and solder it there also
     
  3. mzzmuaa
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    I pretty much tore off the number 2 contact with only a little strip left.
    Underneath the torn area lies a black/silverish area.
    After removing the wiikey, the drive won't allow insertion or ejection of disks, just as when the wiikey was improperly installed.
    What can I do?
     

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