Powering LEDs on a Wii

Discussion in 'Wii - Hardware, Devices and Utilities' started by VGMStudios, Sep 8, 2009.

  1. VGMStudios
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    I really hope this is the right section for this as I am looking for some insite and help.

    I am currently modding a Wii. NOT mod-chip. Actual mod with LEDs and such. Something like the Metroid Wii.
    I am adding a lot of smd leds and 2 3mm LEDS.
    the thing is, I have done this before but I simply can not remember WHERE I soldered the points to.

    I need 12v of power. I want it so when you power up the Wii the lights turn on. When it is powered down the lights turn off.

    I have tried soldering to point R41. Tho it works, it over powers the main green led thus I can not use it cause it blew it once. Is there other points where I can achieve this? anything less then 12v is not going to work.

    thanks

    VGM out...
     
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    Could someone please help me with this?
    or give any kind of info.

    I have asked help on 3 different forums. No one has helped me.
    is it the way I am asking? or does no one ever mod their Wii?

    VGM out...
     
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    Very few people modify their Wiis in any way other than installing a modchip or putting it in a special prefab case...the ones that do are more likely to do stuff like working with the plastic to create a design or replacing the blue leds with different coloured ones. This forum (like most) tends to focus more on stuff like backups and some homebrew. Sorry dude.
     
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    ahh ok thanks.. well that just sucks.

    so the mod of consoles is a lost art. [​IMG]

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    Nice. Did you use the power from the fan — or did you solder directly to the motherboard?
     
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    thanks.
    i used neither. I used a device from sickmods.

    Oh and do NOT draw power from the fan, you will kill your Wii

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    Unreal Mod. Great job! [​IMG]