Trying to fix my Wii U

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So everytime I boot up my Wii U, it crash shortly after booting it up. It happen after pressing OK on the Unproper Shutdown screen, login into my account, reaching the Wii U Menu which only show a loading screen, going into other apps, even closing it down properly crash the console. I sent it to a local video game store for inspection and they told me it's a internal memory issue, which would require to change the whole motherboard.

So now, before doing the latter, would it be possible to do the Unbrick hardmod to fix my Wii U? I have most of the material but not the wires and it's my first time I solder something. Also, I already disassembled the console.

I hacked my Wii U before, but I did not installed any permanent files into the NAND such as CHBC.
 

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You have no experience with soldering...and your first "project" should be a console which requires skillz in micro soldering...that's a bad idea imho.

You should first practice on something which is a little less "risky". Whereby...you can't actually break anything else. Nevertheless, but a little risky for the beginning.
 

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You can reflash the mlc, but you'll need a nand backup from before this problem. The otp.bin won't do you much good unless you know it's software related and where the problem lies.
 
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You have no experience with soldering...and your first "project" should be a console which requires skillz in micro soldering...that's a bad idea imho.

You should first practice on something which is a little less "risky". Whereby...you can't actually break anything else. Nevertheless, but a little risky for the beginning.
I can't stress this enough. To the OP do not jump right into a microsoldering project like this without any experience soldering at all. Practice practice practice on some other boards from broken devices or devices that you don't care about first. Once you get a handle on it. Then try the WiiU.

Before doing anything though, do you even have a backup of your WiiU eMMC etc dumped from before it bricked? If not, the harem of won't get you anywhere as you'll need that to restore it into working order (assuming the eMMC and motherboard arent permanently damaged).
 

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I admit that soldering by myself without any prior skills might not be a good idea. I could probably find someone to do the soldering part.

Forgot to say it but yes, I have dumped and made a backup of my Wii U.

Also, where can I find the wires to connect the parts together?
 
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You're going to want some 30 gauge kynar wire for this (i find its just the right size/material.) Its fairly commonly used to install modchips but should dobthe job. Any modchip retailer should carry it pretty much
 
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