WiiKey Modification Time

Discussion in 'Wii - Hacking' started by xDahlia, Jan 2, 2008.

  1. xDahlia
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    xDahlia Advanced Member

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    I have a Wii I just bought off my cousin. Now I'm going to get it chipped with a WiiKey (My serial: LAH 1013xxxxx) for $85. I heard it was quite easy because my Wii has a serial of LAH 1015 and lower so yeah. Since it is easier, How long would it take for me to take it down and chip it?


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    NOTE: This is an Australian Wii and I am in Australia for the next 3 years.
     
  2. arctic_flame

    arctic_flame GBAtemp ATMEGA8 Fan

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    By my standards, you're getting ripped off.
     
  3. pewpz

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    There will be people who will say they can do it in 15 mins, and there are people who will take a few hours. But any advertised chip installation should take anywhere between 30 mins to an hour. Then again, you won't know until you ask them, since they could be modding other peoples systems as well.
     
  4. Taras

    Taras I'm Not Hating, I'm Just Sayin'

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    $85 is a little pricey (maybe by double) for the soldering only. But after d/ling 2 good ISOs he's made his money back.
     
  5. mercluke

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    just get the wiikey from http//:www.bamboogaming.com its like $40AU with a twelve day wait for the slowest potage to australia
     
  6. InfernoZeus

    InfernoZeus GBAtemp Regular

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    Is the 85$ US$ or AU$?
     
  7. hassr

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    The majority of my installation time comes from removing the wii case and dealing with the ribbon cable. From there a wiikey is rather straightforward to install. No more than 30 minutes of very methodic soldering is necessary. Putting the case back together can be a chore too if you don't know which screws go where.
     
  8. Supertag

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    It wouldn't be hard at all if you are good at soldering [​IMG]
     
  9. arctic_flame

    arctic_flame GBAtemp ATMEGA8 Fan

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    Dealing with the ribbon cable?

    For me:
    Disassembling: 5 mins
    Soldering 10 mins
    Testing: 5 mins
    Reassembly: 5 mins

    Total time (including minor slip ups) about 1/2 an hour.