Would it be theorieticly possible to use a 3ds NFC reader with a wii u?

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  1. Pokemon9007
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    I'm asking due to a mistake I made while cleaning the inside of my Wii u gamepad. I accidentally disconnected the wire that connects the NFC reader and the main board, and now I cannot use amiibos and other things. Would it be possible to use something such as the 3ds NFC reader/writer for my Wii u?
     
  2. Ryccardo

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    In theory as you said, yes (if the gamepad's infrared port is bidirectional - else one can be simulated thanks to having a sensor bar around the camera!)

    But someone would have to write drivers, and not just any driver, but something that would be 100% compatible with existing games expecting the internal NFC.

    Not only I bet there are maybe 2 persons in the world that would benefit from this, but consider nobody made a driver to use the o3ds nfc adapter on a computer (which would be considerably easier than this)...

    ...and of course the antenna can be soldered back, you know
     
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    Why don't you open the gamepad up and reconnect the wire? If you did it once you can do it again.
     
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    [​IMG] Because it's like this

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  5. Ryccardo

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    Looks very doable (at least if you know the wifi and nfc cards can be unplugged from the main board :P )
     
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    Then fix it. It seems silly to think of a roundabout software solution when it can be easily repaired.
     
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    Either solder it yourself or find someone who knows the basics of soldering. That looks like an easy fix, even for a novice solderer.