Solder points - just how small?

Discussion in 'Wii - Hacking' started by teapea, Feb 16, 2007.

Feb 16, 2007
  1. teapea
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    Newcomer teapea Advanced Member

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    i'm a pretty confident solderer and been modding xbox consoles for ages for freinds, the small d0 point there isn't the easiest, but i have no worries going onto it.

    are these wii points bigger than the d0 point?

    seems a lot of people over on the wiinja forum are messing it up, but is it just cos they're rubbish and in fact it's dead easy, or are they quite tiny?

    i've not opened mine up yet, hence why i'm asking, as the pics are always hard to scale propely even with rules in the photo etc.
     
  2. crumpster

    Newcomer crumpster Advanced Member

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    Well, its MUCH smaller than the videos/pics show. I was very surprised when I saw how tiny the points were. My hands are also very large so I'm in for a treat once my modchip gets here (should be today).
     
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    ps2 slim modding was hellish to me, damn things are so small i have to use my contacts since my glasses are slacking behind on perscription, wii shouldnt be all that hard seeing how you dont have to solder on or next to small components prob say around 3/4 mm to 1mm. small soldering iron, lead solder, small gauge wires and you should be good.
     
  4. kdanarch

    Newcomer kdanarch Advanced Member

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    The points are pretty tiny, but this was like... my third soldering job or something ridiculous like that and I managed to pull it off. You just have to make sure you've got enought insulation not to cross anything, and you've got to be sure not to put too much solder on the point or it might bridge another connection.
     
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    could you cover the points your not working on with electrical tape to avoid micues?
     
  6. kdanarch

    Newcomer kdanarch Advanced Member

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    I used electrical tape. I made a sticky mess of it (it didn't boot my backup the first time and I had to check all my connections and pull it off again... I'd test it all plugged up before you go putting tape on it.
     

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