STUPID TRIWING FROM EBAY =="

Discussion in 'Wii - Hacking' started by Kaphis, Mar 6, 2007.

  1. Kaphis
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    Kaphis GBAtemp Regular

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    Anyone have any suggestions on what to do?

    Its the one on the GC ports side that keeps the metal plate on....

    *Looks at wiikey*...

    *throws triwing across the room*...>
     
  2. Presto

    Presto GBAtemp Regular

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    drill it out
     
  3. starduck

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    I almost did the same, but at the last second, I managed to get it by applying a for of force on the screwdriver, thought it would break, it was bending like crazy.
     
  4. Rake

    Rake Newbie

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    Curiously, who did you get it from / what driver is it? (What does it look like?)

    I got one which arrived in the mail today. I chose the buyer because the combined cost was about $7 USD, or $10.10 Australian for me, which was far more appealing than virtually every other person who was charing $30 USD just for shipping.

    The shaft is a tiny bit too fat to fit into a DS Lite, but I test-tried it on a few screws on my Wii remote and classic controller, and it seemed to do the job fine. It doesn't seem to be of the best design/construction at the tip, compared to some good phillips-head screwdrivers I have. But it'll still do the job. I may file it a bit on spots to improve the shape, if I can be bothered.
     
  5. 3DPiper

    3DPiper GBAtemp Fan

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    I just drilled all of mine out and replaced them with regular phillip's head screws..

    -Matthew
     
  6. lookout

    lookout GBAtemp Board Room

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    I haven't open my wii yet, which screws they used?

    A:Tri-Wing
    [​IMG]

    B:Opsit
    [​IMG]
     
  7. arthurkok2

    arthurkok2 GBAtemp Regular

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    i believe its a tri-wing.
     
  8. ozzyzak

    ozzyzak GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    From what I've read, if you have a tool capable of getting into a GC controller, it will work for the Wii. You also have to factor in the chance that people think BOTH of those are tri-wing. They both have three points etc. To sum it up, I seem to recall my GC controller looking more like B, but I'm sure someone on here can confirm.
     
  9. Kaphis
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    Kaphis GBAtemp Regular

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    Craftsman Screw-out got it out for me [​IMG]

    About to test it right now acutally, trying to figure out where to put the wiikey
     
  10. modmanwii

    modmanwii GBAtemp Regular

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    the one i got from ebay was too long, i jammed it on concrete a few times to short up the tip of it... has red handle from ebay
     
  11. jaxxster

    jaxxster The Heretic

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    Good to hear you got it out, i've heard if u heat the screw with the solder iron you can also pry it out.
     
  12. FuManChuu

    FuManChuu GBAtemp Regular

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    several people are talking about doing this... there is even a thread about it... you got a part inventory for what all you had to replace?
     
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