So I killed my Wii...

Discussion in 'Wii - Hacking' started by spankachu, Feb 24, 2007.

  1. spankachu
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    Yup, killed my Wii. I tried to install the Cyclo-wiz and somehow burnt out my dvd drive. It's not recieving power at all, and I checked all the soldering points to make sure there were no bridges. Even after removing the chip, it still doesn't work.

    Funny thing is, the Wii works fine, I just can't use the disk channel [​IMG]

    So this morning I packaged it all up and returned it to Best Buy. They happily took it back and gave me store credit, as they are still out of stock. I can't believe this far past launch there's still shortages. Oh well, I'm just super happy they returned it without any questions.

    Anyway, maybe it was bad luck. I'm wondering if I should try again on the new unit. Problem is, I'm not sure if they will return it again if I mess it up again, unless I get the Wii from a different Best Buy. Should I try again?
     


  2. thegame07

    thegame07 GBAtemp Psycho!

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    no get someone to do it for you. i dont understand why people attemp to do it without being 100% certain they wont break the thing.
     
  3. 754boy

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    LMAO you laughing, I would've been like [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Well at least u got ur cash back.
     
  4. EarthBound

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    Yea

    I was going to quick solder my wiikey,but i changed my mind.
    I'm going to take it to a repair shop or something in have them do the wire method. 20 dollars isnt that much compared to bricking my wii even though i have a warrenty =D
     
  5. skullstatue

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    Just stay calm, I remember when I got a "disk read error" on my PS2, I fixed it about three or four times and then more parts just kept breaking and soon my PS2 was ripped into millions of pieces after being thrown down the stairs eight or nine times. You should probably take some soldering classes and find out how different people installed theirs. If you are not completely sure you can do it, find someone who will help you. If no one will help you, you might have to risk your precious Wii again.
     
  6. spankachu
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    I have a friend (well, an ex-coworker that I never talk to anymore) that used to do xbox mods all the time. I think I'll call him up and see if he wants to take a stab at it. Now I just have to find a Wii =D
     
  7. Louse76

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    They have soldering classes? Where?
     
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  10. THeLL

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    You're really lucky to get your money back! If they knew about Wii Soldering they probably wouldn't....
     
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    you really are a sound man [​IMG]
     
  13. g.crow

    g.crow beide mittelfinger hoch

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    to return a wii that you killed yourself by not being able to mod it successfully is just poor.

    mars
     
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  15. tjas

    tjas The Gbatemp HRManager

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    Haha I think what will happen is that best buy will send it to Nintendo and Nintendo will probably say: ''Herrow! you have attempted to mod your wii! No garranty! Thank you come again'' And then best buy will say: Heej! you screwd us over! no new wii for U...

    We will just have to wait and see...
     
  16. charlieaf92

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    When you return it, are you going to tell them you stabbed it with a soldering iron?

    charlie
     
  17. lookout

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    you better not go back to that store..........
     
  18. MadBob

    MadBob Nostalgia ain't what it used to be!

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    One word "fraud"
     
  19. aj421

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    lol my friend has returned his 360 to best buy like 5 times each time he gets a replacement it brakes
     
  20. instigator

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    Funny how members of this board feel that it is poor form to return a self-damaged console to the point of purchase yet have no qualms installing modchips and, eh em, "backing up" and playing copyrighted material.

    I'm not condoning either practice but lets have a little balance here!