Where the hell do I get a flat cable?

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  1. Sharkface
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    Ok, so... I installed a D2Pro into my Wii.

    It works. Sweet.

    Now, I have a D2Prog, so I may upgrade firmware and get rid of these eject errors. > >

    I need a flat cable to connect the two!
    I got none with the D2Pro nor the programmer.

    Radioshack was like - whaaa?

    Please... where can I get one? What's the actual name?

    Radioshack didn't have one.
     


  2. legoblocks

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    do you mean a ribbon cable?
     
  3. Koekje

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    Yes. And as far as i know is that cable one of the most hard-to-get objects on this earth.
     
  4. Sharkface
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    Fuck!

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    I NEED ONE!
     
  5. Lumstar

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    Toke Jopic, move along. Nothing to see here.

    You're supposed to solder a cable on, I'd assume.
     
  6. Davy32

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    Is that the twisted network cable????? Because i've one extra i think!?!?!?
     
  7. Sir-Fritz

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    How are ribbon cables hard to find?
     
  8. Richy Freeway

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    I know the cable he means. I got one with the modchip. Where you'd but one separately, I don't know.
     
  9. gamidi

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    You can try finding one in a broken console, if you have one. My ps2 had a heck of ribbon cables inside it.
     
  10. rommy667

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    I got my one with the d2pro mod(19 wire) its sticking out the back of the wii,I had a hard enough time even trying to find a place that sold the unit(with NO cable) in the EU it is going to be hard to find the cable on its own id say..........
     
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  12. Sharkface
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    Claw, no. You're wrong.

    I seriously need this cable.

    I have no idea what I'm looking for. All I was told was a flat cable was needed to connect the programmer to the chip. It's solders on? Hell if I know. That sucks for me...
    Ribbon cable... is that what it's called?

    If so, do I need a certain type? Any specifics before I go and buy one. I've wasted too much money on this Wii already. Hacking it with the D2Pro has been such a hassle.

    I just want to be done with it. > >

    Please, what do I need? Link me or something.
    I need exact instructions and names. I am really lost.

    http://www.d2pro.com/d2prog.html
    That's all they tell me...
     
  13. wchill

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    You can make soldered connections to the JTAG connectors.

     
  14. Sharkface
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    I can make connectors? What?
     
  15. wchill

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    Go rip apart an old gaming console and look for a ribbon connector.
    Or maybe you could try "borrowing" the one that hooks up the disc drive to the Wii...
    It's supposed to just clip on I suppose.
    Just remember to put it back.
     
  16. littlestevie

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    from memory its a 12mm FFC.

    they arent too expencive (last lot i got were ~10cents us a piece)
     
  17. wchill

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  19. wchill

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    Nope, don't see which one.
     
  20. littlestevie

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    type "d2pro FFC" into google without the quotes