Solderless Wii Modchip.

Discussion in 'Wii - Hacking' started by jaxxster, May 5, 2007.

  1. jaxxster

    jaxxster The Heretic

    Oct 31, 2006
    South East London
    "WiiNewz forum member Takrin has been designing a PCB for use with the open source WiiFree code that would require NO SOLDERING to install. The chip is "held in place with double sided tape on one side and a foam which presses it to your drive on the other side."

    More information and prototype photos can be found in This forum thread."


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  2. moshii

    moshii GBAtemp Regular

    Jun 6, 2006
    Surprised this didn't happen earlier.. the pads on the drive MB are perfect for some springloaded contacts.
    I'd prefer a more reliable way of keeping the thing in place though. [​IMG]
  3. adgloride

    adgloride Its A Wii Wario

    Apr 2, 2003
    It looks a good idea. But just how secure would it be when using double sided tape. If you need to move the wii, the board will probably move and you'd need to open the wii up again.
  4. baosen

    baosen Member

    Sep 11, 2004
    Maybe use glue instead? hehe [​IMG]
  5. joesmokey

    joesmokey Member

    Nov 28, 2005
    United States
    Would be great if they'd figure out a more stable way. I'd be scared to death to move my Wii.
  6. Smiths

    Smiths AKAIO Person of Interest

    Feb 24, 2003
    United States
    The land of Dairy Queen
    Divineo/Maxconsole to announce Cyclowiz v3 Solderless in 3...2...

    *edit*: forgot to say they'll announce it as the first, original, MAXCONSOLE EXCLUSIVE solderless chip
  7. WII20

    WII20 Member

    Mar 14, 2007
    United States
    I don't see the point. You would still have to open up your Wii everytime a new update comes. Maybe with the cyclowiz, since you can update it via dvd. But still, we'll wait and see how secure to the board they're going to be.
  8. Takrin

    Takrin GBAtemp Fan

    Oct 7, 2006
    United States
    was posted on testing forum awhile back

    i kinda dont like the first version since its a real pain to upgrade so working on the new one

    second version will come with Wiifree also but with the programmer you could install any firmware compatible with 12F629/675

    theres a hole close to the modding area and was thinking about using that but would have to redesign the whole thing, if the v1 prototype loses place easily i'll prob try to use that
  9. quadomatic

    quadomatic GBAtemp Regular

    Mar 30, 2007
    United States
    Hey, I'd definitely be interested in a solderless solution. It sure would save a lot of trouble, since then I wouldn't have to buy all the equipment I need to solder the chip in.

    Are the worries about whether the chip will actually say well founded? I don't want my Wii to get a short and burn to high hell.

    Would this be solderless on a newer Wii? I got my Wii a week after launch, but then it broke and I had to send it in, and they sent me a new one (this was about January-ish).

    Also, how could we get one of these? Would you be selling them? And for how much?
  10. Renegade_R

    Renegade_R Audio/Video Expert

    Apr 21, 2004
    Toronto, Ontario
    *awaits the sudden surge of threads relating to a modchip suddenly not working*