Tools needed to install modchip

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  1. Ikenna
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    Ikenna Newbie

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    I'm new to the modding scene and I plan on buying the new wiip v2 modchip, so can anybody tell me exactly what tools i need to purchase to mod a wii like the soldering stuff and other things and where i can buy them, thanks.
     
  2. Goldcoastr

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    hi to start you will need a 15w soldering iron

    you can find these at your local electronics shop

    NOT 30W there too hotif dont already have one you will need a triwing screw driver + a small phillips head screw driver

    Triwing is the type for the nintendo saftey screw to prevent users from opening there consoles to mod them

    we have sum there look like these

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    Tri-wing Screw Driver Set 8.50ea



    Most Important

    A good steady Hand & Good Work space to perform the mod good lighting in room +

    Good Amount Of Kynar Wire 1m to 2 m just incase need little extra

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  3. nycwii

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    .15 diamaeteer rosin core solder
    desoldering braid or iron for messups
    liquid flux
    15watt
    30 awg kynar wire
    triwind scredriver
    very small phillips scredriver

    if you are uneasy you can ship it to me and ill install it 4 u pm me 4 the details
     
  4. woytek

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    Yea well I soldered my wiikey with a 45W iron and did fine. I set the temperature just right and the job was pretty neat. That said I must admit I'm new at soldering also...
     
  5. TheStump

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    I just fixed my solder job this evening. A pad came off on the board but i managed to get a connection on that paricular wire that connected to the pad. The conection was lose and came off today, i fixed it with a 45W i think.
    Most of it was done with a 30W. Just be patient and dont let the iron get too hot. If you are getting frustrated cause you can't get a joint try turning of the iron, letting it cool down and come back to the job later, it may just save you wii's life. [​IMG]
     
  6. TLSpartan

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    Get a soldering iron with the lowest wattage you can find. I have a Goot 13 Watt Soldering Iron(soon to be upgraded to a Goot Lead Free Soldering Staion).

    I have not chipped a Wii, but problems arise with soldering irons being to hot with anything(IC's to Wii's). Have a desoldering wick handy(I recommend Goot).

    Get the thinnest solder you can find( I have 0.71 mm solder). 30AWG wire and a phillipshead screwdriver and triwing screwdriver(goldcoastrs is expensive, try dealextreme for 2 bucks).
     
  7. pandas0nic

    pandas0nic GBAtemp Regular

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    i would advise some electrial tape aswell.
     
  8. woytek

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    Are you seriously kidding me here?

    First off, the wattage of a soldering iron has nothing and I mean NOTHING to do with temperature. It has to do with the amount of energy it can deliver per second. If you got a really weak soldering iron, it will have a hard time warming up a lump of solder. With the small pads on the Wii though, it'll do fine.

    If you have a higher wattage soldering iron, it will have have less trouble warming up more mass than a weaker iron. But when treated carefully it can do the job on the Wii with ease.

    Also, the thickness of your solder doesn't really matter does it? You want to get some solder on your tip, not put it directly on your Wii board.
     
  9. nycwii

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    i would reccomend getting a quality triwing. even tho they are expensive, the cheap 1 fall apart after a few uses, and are not reliable