Wiikey quicksolder

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Mar 6, 2007

Wiikey quicksolder by corbs132 at 12:16 PM (1,356 Views / 0 Likes) 13 replies

  1. corbs132
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    Can anyone post a few pics of the wiikey aligned on the mobo un-soldered, soldered, and size comparison to the points somehow? would really appreciate it.
     
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    Ok, just looked at the points. (opened wii today, still not chip yet)
    they are SMALL. any pics on how somebody pulled this off?
     
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    First put solder on all the installation points, then align the chip and tape it down.
    Now solder the 2 big holes and remove the tape.
    Use good light and solder the remaining 4 smaller points, and done:

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    awesome. did you come close to bridging? and that looks like a clone you got.
     
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    got them both from eurasia, so no clones [​IMG]

    never came close to bridging, but i have a 15w soldering iron with a fine tip. (and some soldering experience)
     
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    eurasia is official?
    k thanks. i opened my wii and they look scary to do.
     
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    You know, I'm wondering what are the advantages of either going quicksoldering or using wires?

    My Wiikey is coming in tomorrow, so I guess I have to make a choice. I'm assuming that the wires make it easier to remove the wiikey in case it's needed, but If thats done what happens to the wiikey does it just dangle around inside?
     
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    for me this is a quick and easy install. the chip is rock steady, it will never come loose because its held in place by the 2 big points.
    also there is the best possible connection because the chip is on top of the solder points. closer isnt possible.
    and removing will not be hard either if you have desoldered before.
     
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    yeah the chip is light so it will definately not come off, i did a external mount with 28guage wire, so it was a easy job. 28 guage is PERFECT for this job because the points are somewhat close together. i would highly recommend doing this to your wii! rock on!
     
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    I attempted the 'quick solder' today & lemme tell ya, I have 3 & a half years soldering experience & lenselijer makes this sound easy (God bless him). He must be REALLY good.

    I had to get copper braid to de-solder the damn thing. It doesn't look like there's any damage to the chip or the board on the drive. I'm getting some 30 guage wire & doing the wired method. It seems easier. I'll either tape the chip in an unused section of the drive or use a DAB of Crazy Glue to hold it in place on some bare plastic out of the way somewhere.

    What a bitch it is trying to get the solder to bend over to the LITTLE solder pads on the drive's board. It's no easy task.

    When I saw lenselijer's pictures I told a buddy of mine that it looked like a hack job (due to my soldering experience). I just want to say a huge SORRY for making that assumption & YOU DID A GREAT job if you got this quick solder to work!
     
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    my 2 wiikey arrived today
    i am now thinking wire install after reading this thread considering i have ZERO experience
     
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    @Sick Wario: Believe me, go with the wired. I have to do it yet but I KNOW it will be easier!
     
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    I got mine today (actually yesterday according to the time now) and when I looked at that chip I immediately knew I was screwed. I looked around for pictures and found a wired example, I felt the wired method was easier.

    It was my first time soldering, and it was a complete success, even if it took me a few hours to do it. :/

    Guess I shouldn't complain, the new Wii motherboard apparently makes it even harder for modchips, even know all current modchips are rendered worthless with it.
     
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    You suck! [​IMG] j/k [​IMG]
     

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