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Thread: Epoxy removal tips and alternate points?

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    Does anyone know what serial number series contain the epoxy? I just purchased a Wii today and the serial # is LU6124... There's little to no information on this serial and I'm unsure as to what chipset it uses.

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    ok first post i was researchin chipping my new wii i bought yesterday. everything i own is jailbroken or homebrew or chipped so nothing new to me there... my question is how did you derive at this epoxy business? what too look for etc... I have owned the wii now for less then 24 hours and i ran the serial and got this...

    There is a 100% chance the chipset is GC2-D2E.
    any info would be appreciated

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    it seems to be a region by region thing, overall the Odd of getting on is like getting hit by lightning most cases are people who sent it in via waranty you can take it to a fine site like Modderman's, or Canada mods and they will remove it free of charage, then install your chip

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    The Wii I bought with seral LU6124 was epoxy free and it was D2E

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    The videos I see use a plastic welder (heat gun with a tip) I am wondering will any heat gun work? I have a cheap $8 Harbor Freight heat gun, it doesn't have a tip to narrow the beam of heat from the heat gun like in the videos I see, I am wondering is it possible to melt any of the surrounding components with a heatgun while trying to remove the epoxy?

    My Wii purchased a week ago had no epoxy, but one of my friends might get one and I wanna be prepared.

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    I bought a wii today it's a gc2-d2e acording to this Wii Drive Chip Database - Serial Number Estimation.

    I don't have tools here to open it,the olny tools i have is to open 360's and as i was opening the wii i noticed it i was a missing a screwdrive.

    Do you guys think this wii as epoxy,the only way to know is to open te console?

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    I bought a WII from Walmart in Ontario last week and it has the epoxy.

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    To remove the black epoxy,

    Use an ordinary heatgun, and a razor knife or Exacto.

    Heat up the area where points B, C, and G are located. Hold your heatgun about 6-8 inches over the area for about 20 seconds. Carefully, slide your razor knife under the epoxy and pry up a little. If you heat it up enough, the epoxy will start to come up. Reheat area and pry a little more. You should get it up after the second heat. You only need to to get to the B, C, and G points, so don't worry about all of the epoxy. Just get off what you need. It takes about 2-3 minutes to get what you need off.

    Just take your time and make sure you do NOT overheat the area. Your heatgun should be on it's lowest setting. It is really easier than it sounds!!

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