Problem installing wiikey

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  1. imgod22222
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    So, i thought i could mod my wii myself. It was all going good. I messed up like 4 times but desoldering braid is teh 1337zorz.
    Yeah, soldering those two huge power points are really hard... any tips? My luck is also i got grounded... (today i went to the doctors... i always get grounded after going) so if ppl can respond quick i'd appreciate it. I put a little solder onto it, but when i go to bridge the connection, the solder clings to the walls of the circles in the wiikey and then my iron wont melt the stuff at the bottom. [​IMG] If i melt the stuff on the bottom it rises to the top >:
     
  2. BoneMonkey

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    STOP SPAMMING YOUR THREAD IN THE SHOUT BOX ! if everyone did that it would SUCK MONKEY ASS !

    and im not going to help you with your problem
     
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    imgod22222 GBAtemp's Original No-faced Member

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    [​IMG] I didn't mean to spam. i just wanted to direct some attention. Its what we do in the StealthArt forums... thot it may be ok here, i guess next time i should read the rules over assuming.
     
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    It's not your fault there's no rule for shoutoutbox actually.
     
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    You might want to try the wire method (or short-wire) rather than soldering it right on the dvd drive if you are having problems.

    ..if you can get it off. Be prepared to use up your desoldering braid. [​IMG]
     
  6. thieves like us

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    send me a pm and we'll work something out. I'm in the u.s. (michigan to be precise). spokenrope will vouch for me as I did his install this past weekend.
     
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    Well, I finally found out what was wrong. Evidently i did not install my wiikey flat onto the drive's PCB. The last point i needed (power point furthest from the chip) was actually my problem. All i needed to do was bend the wiikey a little, apply heat, and the joint was made [​IMG] But i don't know if it was a cold joint or not, because now that i finally put it back together, my mom took it away :'( Guess I'll find out at the end of the month.
     
  8. robi

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    damn I feel old.
     
  9. thieves like us

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    kids, let that be a lesson to you. even god gets grounded. [​IMG]
     
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    Yeah, but my parents don't hide stuff well, nor do they check (or remember) what they took away because right now im on my DS [​IMG]
    NOTE: it's 3:48 AM here. I never sleep the entire night.