Wiimote mod

Discussion in 'Wii - Hardware, Devices and Utilities' started by Takrin, Mar 21, 2007.

  1. Takrin
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    didnt see it mentioned here (although it prob was) so i'll share my experience. decided to mod my wiimote since someone wanted to know how to open the wiimote, i thought about modding it forever but opened it to take a picture and i saw my led sitting there so i just performed the mod. i have to say it was more pain then soldering modchip onto a wii, or the panasonic chip then modding a wiimote. removing smd, soldering back on another led (mine was too big so gave me more trouble) also soldering wires for the A button to light up.

    nunchuck mod was quite easy though, i had to use 2 led since mine were gimpy cheap low intensity 3mm led.

    heres my photos
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    tutorials found here
    http://www.wiimotestraps.com/?page_id=18
    http://www.wiicade.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1726
     
  2. corbs132

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    i'm gonna make mine blue for nunchuck and a. thanks for encouragement.
     
  3. Reepa

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    Wow, I like the way the nunchuck glows like that, I think I might be tempted too ^^
     
  4. ConraDargo

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    Very nice, you don't happen to know where I can find a guide on how to replace the front LED on the Wii as well?
     
  5. arthurkok2

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    wow, this is sweet, have some 3mm LEDs lying around,, going to mod my wiimote and nunchuck !!
     
  6. Takrin
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    heres a guide for you, sorry if its not too detailed


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    faceplate from the Wii,
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    then remove the 3 screws holding the black plastic peice in place
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    then move the plastic peice aside and the led section should become free
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    remove the left LED here and replace
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    remove the right LED here and replace
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    these are right angle led or whatever their called if you dont have any just solder your smd led on its side heres the picture showing the led and the clear plastic reflector
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    heres mine, led is on its side so it points it at the clear plastic peice (ignore the wire, i ripped my pad off with a x-acto)
    be careful when removing smd those pads are really small and easy to tear think perhaps maybe smaller then mod chip points maybe
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    finsiehd product glowing next to wiimote
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  7. DRACO

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    nice very nice-- how did you do the wiimote takrin?
     
  8. Takrin
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    basicly did the multi color led mod without multi color leds tutorial link on first post, mine were also cheap ebay smd led (5 bucks for 100 led shipped) wish i got high intensity led that cost a tiny bit more

    heres a picture of mine, kinda sloppy but i just wanted to get it over with
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  9. DRACO

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    cooooooooooool damn i need to do that
     
  10. suprneb

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    ahaha - i hope i dont mess anything up [​IMG]