uninstalling wiinja, is it difficult?

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  1. jonm
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    I just ordered a Wiinja V2, as I've heard no complaints about DREs for it and it should work great with my launch console. What I'm wondering about though is how difficult will it be to remove. I'm a bit of a noob to this, can I just cut the wires and tape them up? will leaving the wires there affect my console in any way?

    I wouldn't normally even consider removing a modchip but since I have a PAL console (and we get screwed on release dates) I would much prefer a region free chip.
     


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    hi m8 its easy as pie uninstalling it, even easier if u install into a socket [​IMG]
     
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    cut wires? ...


    desoldering braid + soldering iron. easy as pie.
     
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    You may never need to remove it if the new region patchers get more advanced.
     
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    Nobody has ever said it's upgradeable. What are you talking about.
     
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    did u even look at the link, last feature: UPGRADEABLE by DVD
     
  8. Azimuth

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    Sorry double post
     
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    Oh, you're posting about something totally off-topic. This thread is about uninstalling a Wiinja V2. Start a new thread.
     
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    oh right [​IMG]

    I don't really know what I'm doing as I've never soldered anything before, thanks for the advice, I'll look into it more before I kill my Wii [​IMG] I'll probably get a mate to do it properly
     
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    its not that hard to take out
     
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    Right I just got my V2 and I think I know what you mean now. It came with what I guess is a socket, looks like a bigger version of the V2 chip, that the winja can sit in. I'm assuming I can wire this up to the soldering points and then by just removing the chip from the socket I have uninstalled the wiinja, and could then just place another chip into the socket and that could use all the original wiring. Is that correct?

    sorry for being a n00b! [​IMG]
     
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    sounds good to me
     
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    Would it be possible to do a "temporary" installation by just putting duct tape on the wires and the circuit board to make them stand in place? I am planning to build a Chiip, but I think it would only be a temporary solution until something better, so if I only use tape instead of solder, it would be much easier to remove (...but a lot less solid, I know).

    Do you think it would be possible to do this? (I'm a REAL noob... ^^")
     
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    it MIGHT work but you would get a shitty connection that could cuase problems i dont see why everyone is waiting for cheaper chips how can you beat 35 for a chip
     
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    Sorry, thats a terrible idea because its unworkable. There's no way you can ensure you are getting a good connection using duct tape.
     
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    That's what I thought! ^^"

    I'm not really confident in my soldering skills, but I will practice a lot and wait before I install a modchip (...and by this time, a better chip will certainly come out [​IMG] ).
     
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    This is exactly what I did. Put a socket in just incase you would like to upgrade to the newer wiinja chip.

    I am glad I did it since they just released the new DELUXE version. I am happy with my V2 for now though.

    One thing I noticed is that my wiinja came without a sticker on it... just a plain chip in a wiinja box...
     
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    Mine has no sticker either, it came with a socket though

    Edit: & wiring also
     
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    The socket is a good idea, but of course will only work with future chips which have the same number of pins, and which use the same pins connected to the same locations on the board. So probably a good idea for Wiinja upgrades, but don't expect other chips to work on the same socket.