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    Break off point for moddable and unmoddable?

    I have an LU336 Wii. Question is the same as thread. I have 2 different type's of modchips that I have been trying..with the wii-clip (I tried the soldering but my eye's crossed too many times) The D2Ckey worked and then I get all disc's unreadable. Remove the chip..my originals play. When I install the D2Pro, only originals play. I do have to say, for the simplicity in the design..the wii-clip is a pain in the ass to line up. Is this the only area that I am messing up on it? I would think it is moddable, I was playing my backups in it prior. However, I am growing tiresome from taking the Wii apart constantly because of intermittance.

    Unfortunately, I didn't go through the trouble of buying the USB Jtag and am now regreting it. I did see that the developers left 7 pads on the back. I would imagine that is for an RS-422, 232 or Parallel jtag.

    Anyway's, the D2Pro is JTAGable through the USB programmer and I would prefer using it. I had read about having the seller set the jumpers on it. Is this why mine doesn't work, or is it that the person I bought the modchip from did not program the flash before selling this to make extra money for the programmer? There was no disclaimer on his site.

    I realize this is a long question and I appologize..I work long hours and am trying to cover all bases because it may be a day before I can check back. Any help would be appriciated..even a link to a walkthrough on mounting that stupid wii-clip (laugh, I have..I've installed the little bugger over 10 times(D2cKey that is))

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    Well, I see no one answered my post. Guess I'll check around the net..

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    Quote Originally Posted by DarkSyd View Post
    I have an LU336 Wii. Question is the same as thread. I have 2 different type's of modchips that I have been trying..with the wii-clip (I tried the soldering but my eye's crossed too many times) The D2Ckey worked and then I get all disc's unreadable. Remove the chip..my originals play. When I install the D2Pro, only originals play. I do have to say, for the simplicity in the design..the wii-clip is a pain in the ass to line up. Is this the only area that I am messing up on it? I would think it is moddable, I was playing my backups in it prior. However, I am growing tiresome from taking the Wii apart constantly because of intermittance.

    Unfortunately, I didn't go through the trouble of buying the USB Jtag and am now regreting it. I did see that the developers left 7 pads on the back. I would imagine that is for an RS-422, 232 or Parallel jtag.

    Anyway's, the D2Pro is JTAGable through the USB programmer and I would prefer using it. I had read about having the seller set the jumpers on it. Is this why mine doesn't work, or is it that the person I bought the modchip from did not program the flash before selling this to make extra money for the programmer? There was no disclaimer on his site.

    I realize this is a long question and I appologize..I work long hours and am trying to cover all bases because it may be a day before I can check back. Any help would be appriciated..even a link to a walkthrough on mounting that stupid wii-clip (laugh, I have..I've installed the little bugger over 10 times(D2cKey that is))


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    all lu336's have been moddable

    ....so far

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    I think my problem is..I am going to have to break down and buy me a new Weller Iron. I think that is the only way around it. However..with the design of the Wii-Clip, it does not fit well under the DVD drive. I noticed that if you tighted or retighten to original spec, it will work the clip loose.

    What is a good site to order from (modchips, etc.)..I can find the iron and hot air pencil. But, I hate waiting around for 2 weeks for anything to arrive. I do know patience is a blessed virtue, but when it comes to being able to play the backups or my Wii for that part..3 to 4 days would suffice. I seen a few posted..but which offeres the best support with minimal hassel. MX is out of the question..me and ann-louise do not get along/see eye to eye. Would the best option be order the 9 pin solution for the d2cpro I already have?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DarkSyd View Post
    I think my problem is..I am going to have to break down and buy me a new Weller Iron. I think that is the only way around it. However..with the design of the Wii-Clip, it does not fit well under the DVD drive. I noticed that if you tighted or retighten to original spec, it will work the clip loose.

    What is a good site to order from (modchips, etc.)..I can find the iron and hot air pencil. But, I hate waiting around for 2 weeks for anything to arrive. I do know patience is a blessed virtue, but when it comes to being able to play the backups or my Wii for that part..3 to 4 days would suffice. I seen a few posted..but which offeres the best support with minimal hassel. MX is out of the question..me and ann-louise do not get along/see eye to eye. Would the best option be order the 9 pin solution for the d2cpro I already have?
    the 9 pin solution...wasabi or even more so the D2pro9 is way, way, easier

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    Quote Originally Posted by ModderMan View Post
    the 9 pin solution...wasabi or even more so the D2pro9 is way, way, easier

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    I'll check those site's out. Thank you for the quick response.

    One last question..for search sake on mouser or other site's. What would you call the wire you use. I know that sounds retarded..but it looks like 32AWG. What guage is it? The wire that came with the d2pro clip was perfect size. That wire would be easier to keep from solder bridging. I do know Cat3 and 5 is too thick. Older processors, maybe. Just curious...

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    It is called Kynar wire, 30AWG is best for mod installations.

    Little lesson on IT: AWG = American Wire Guage

    And 30 = Guage of the wire

    Kynar to me means, thin wire wrapped in a spool. Preferably for small soldering jobs.

    And btw, Weller is a good brand, but, you want a max of 30W at MAX! 15 would work fine also, I use adjustable so I have mine constantly at 12W, some modders probably use different settings, but its in your best interest to go with a 15W soldering iron with a .5mm tip. I am using a Hakko station so I have to order special tips every now and again, but if your looking for something quick, try ebay or radioshack.
    Last edited by Mass Mods; 06-02-2008 at 11:11 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mass Mods View Post
    It is called Kynar wire, 30AWG is best for mod installations.
    Thank you..next time i'll read and ask questions before I purchase anything.

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    It's no problem Dark, its a learning process for even the most advanced users sometimes. And your welcome

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