what type of store will solder my wii?

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Feb 16, 2007
  1. modshroom128
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    well ive been calling stores in tampa florida for a very long time now... asking them to solder my wii for money.

    but ive been rejected by quite a couple.



    does anyone no of a store that can solder a wiikey into a wii for some bucks???

    any computer repair stores anyone here noes about willing to solder it in?
    (or any other type of store)
     
  2. Dylanwhat

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    You might try putting a want ad on craigslist. I don't know how many people use it in Florida but in San Diego it's huge.
     
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    You don't want to be asking "stores". You want to be asking individuals.

    You might find those individuals by going into some shops and playing the field a little bit to see if there might be someone that works there that might be willing to help you out personally, not related to their job.

    My guess is that a lot of stores want to steer as clear from this sort of things as possible because it can mean bad repercussions to any store in the future.

    Individuals however can stay under the radar.

    Craigslist, as mentioned, can be another way to find those individuals.
     
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    hmmm... how about small family owned buisnesses in tampa florida

    theres a computer shop owned by 2 20 year olds near my house... they work with fixing gamecubes...
    could they be of help???


    (p.s i live in tampa florida, if anyone is willing to sauder a wii modchip to my wii i will gladly pay over 30 bucks)
     
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    That's the kind of thing you want. Keep it away from official business and you're more likely to get help.

    For instance, I know a guy that works for a University that does PCB building and electronics stuff as his job. I wouldn't ask him, as a University employee to mod my Wii or even help me do it myself. But I can ask him as an individual to do it on his own time as a favor.
     
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    I think that is the problem, computer repair places generally don't do electronics work. Most computer repair comes down to unplugging faulty parts and replacing them. So not often is soldering a wanted skill in a computer repair environment.
    Try TV repair places. Most electronics repair places advertise about fixing TVs, VCRs and that sort of thing.
     
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    Just buy a soldering iron and learn how to solder. That's what I play to do, even though I have friends who could probably solder it for me.
     
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    Try Craigslist.org and choose your nearest city, then click on "sales" and search for the word "modchip" or "xbox mod" Usually one of those guys will install your chip for $10 - $30 if you bring it to them.

    If you can't find anyone, post a "wanted" ad.

    If that doesn't work, try GBAtemp's forum:
    http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showforum=157

    Again, if you see no ads, post a wanted ad.

    If that doesn't work, try Divineo
    http://www.divineo.net/cgi-bin/dvo_modchip/dvoregister.pl

    If that doesn't work, do it yourself. Quicksolder is supposed to be pretty easy.
     
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    This is what I might end up doing...
     
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    Modchips are technically illegal in this country. I don't think any legit stores would want to get tied up in that... But there are tons of people on different forums that will do it.
     

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