What extra work do you need to do when the Drive Pins are cut?

Discussion in 'Wii - Hacking' started by Drkirby, Apr 21, 2008.

  1. Drkirby

    Drkirby Advanced Member

    Jul 22, 2007
    United States
    A friend of mine wants to mod his Wii, but it comes up that the drive pins have been cut. What extra work do I have to do in order to install it?

    And while we are here, might as well ask, whats been going on in the Wii Scene in the last month. I blink and suddenly it seems the flood gates opened.
  2. mercluke

    mercluke ‮҉

    Dec 2, 2007
    you need to get a dremel and grind away part of the chip to expose the legs which have been cut and solder directly to those legs, this can be extremely hard if you dont know what you are doing, and i suggest you not try it if you are a soldering noob as you may stuff up your console.
  3. ejp

    ejp Advanced Member

    Nov 4, 2006
    Have a look at the wasabi chip - it doesn't use the legs that have been cut and is an easy install on the drives with cut legs - no need to dremel and no ic legs to solder to.
  4. Critical_Impact

    Critical_Impact GBAtemp Regular

    Nov 27, 2005
    QLD, AUS
    Couldn't you use one of those modchips that just slips over the top of the drivechip? That'd be a hell of a lot easier and if you needed to send it back you could just pull it off. I'm pretty sure its the WiiClip or something.