Wiinja & Correct Socket

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  1. jhoff80
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    Okay I've decided to give the Wiinja a try. However, I would feel much more comfortable soldering a socket in, and just putting the Wiinja chip inside of that.

    I just wanted to make sure that what I was looking at was the right thing- this is the right size socket to insert the Wiinja chip into, right?

    http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.js...rentPage=family
     
  2. Tomobobo

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    Looks right to me. Why exactly would you want to do this? So you don't harm your Wiinja?
     
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    I'm a little worried about soldering the legs of the Wiinja chip, since they're so close together, so I assume it would be safer to do it to a socket, rather than directly to the chip.
     
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    I hope you realize that the points on the board are ten times smaller and close together than the legs of the chip.
     
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    Yeah, but if I use the socket, then I would kind of minimize my chances of failure by giving me less opportunity to screw up, by buying a part for under a dollar.
     
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    i think it is a good idea! specially if a new chip will come around the block, it will be more easy to replace
     
  7. pelago

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    I wouldn't buy a socket thinking that a future modchip could just plug in its place, as they will likely be of a different size or use different solder points, but I agree it's a good idea to use a socket to protect your Wiinja.

    Is there room for the Wiinja and a socket in the Wii? Where should it be placed?
     
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    do you have a more "clear" picture?

    I would like to do this in my wii...
     
  10. Hooya

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    Thank you for that picture. I asked about that in another thread but nobody answered me. I was planning on going this route myself.
     
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    he! I also replied there! [​IMG]
     
  12. ciama81

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    I like this idea a lot, that is great placement of the chip too. I'll be picking one of these up.