Solderless modchips - options?

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May 20, 2008
  1. skroooagh
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    Just picked up a new Wii and figured I'd chip it right away. I'm told there are solderless modchips available, but I don't know anything about them, aside from the fact that the D2Pro9 can apparently be bought with a clip or something. What are my options as far as solderless modchips go and are they as reliable as regular ones? Thanks in advance!
     
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    wii-clip.com

    Pick your choice [​IMG]
     
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    So, even solderless modchips still need you to solder some wires... wtf? that's kinda the opposite of solderless... right?
     
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    V1 for D2Ckey, V2 for ARGON, V2B ARGON-9, V3 for WIIKEY, V4 for D2Pro, V4C D2Pro-9, V5 for WASABI, V6 D2CPro-21, V7B INFECTUS, pin-clip, V8 For D2LITE and V9 for WIITOP in some stores you buy them already soldered. Solderless by wii-clip's terms is not soldered to the wii mobo. [​IMG]

    But these are still great because you don't damage your wii and nintendo won't see you installed a modchip.


    But the free-clip and the open clip are 100% solderless.

    The reminds me i still need to invest in a mod chip [​IMG]
     
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    I was just reading on Wii-Clip.com, and you still have to solder wires on the Wii motherboard...

    I know that solderless means you still have to solder it to a holder... that's not what I meant, sorry for the confusion...

    After placing the chip in the holder (via solder), you still have to solder wires to various contacts on the Wii Motherboard.
     
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    I don't think you do. Where did you get that info?
     
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    Depends on the chip you get.
    A D2CKey for example would be totally solderless, as would the Wiikey one.
    The wasabi on a clip would still need a couple of wires soldered to the board.
     
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    Was looking at the V7B INFECTIOUS chip thingy... that one has 4 wires to solder... with the clip...
     
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    Hmm, this info has been rather useful, thanks! I'm a total novice so that D2Pro9, with it's wholw ONE solder required, might be too much for me, heh. We'll see how it goes.
     

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