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    Hi, I'm a noob. First time modder. Plan to buy modchip and materials and do it myself. Any suggestion where & what kind of soldering iron and wires are needed? Any additional materials? Any help is much appreciated.

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    If you are a first time modder and not an avid solderer....I would highly suggest you not try to mod the wii yourself. The points that you have to solder are really small and you can easily bridge them together and screw up your wii....People have also lifted pads on the wii by not soldering correct...If you are not a really good solderer I would suggest going the Solderless chip route...Good luck on your quest....

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    all i gotta say is.. your gunna need a fine point on that solder and you need a good pair a magnifyn goggles or something good luck ( u will screw a few up first )
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    Thanks guys. I found a soldering iron at Radio Shack. What type of wires do I need?

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    there are complete install tuts everywhere depending what modchip you use...some require just the 30awg...some require a few different guages of wire

    but overall a needle tip lower wattage soldering iron using 30 awg for all points except the power and ground points.... (those use a heavier wire)

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    Everything you need can be found at radioshack, although not all of them carry the materials all of the time. I had to go to three radioshacks before i was able to get the 30 awg kynar wire. But for this particular project, since you don't solder much, I would say get a 15watt iron. With a 15 watt you have less of a chance of screwing things up. Also get the thinnest tip they have, and a magnifying glass to check on your soldering job when you're done. Also practice before you start sticking solder on your wii. Find an old circuit board and just have fun soldering points together.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ModderMan View Post
    there are complete install tuts everywhere depending what modchip you use...some require just the 30awg...some require a few different guages of wire

    but overall a needle tip lower wattage soldering iron using 30 awg for all points except the power and ground points.... (those use a heavier wire)
    I'm new to soldering but what kind of wire would u use for the power and ground points

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    WARNING!!!!!!!DO NOT USE THE RADIOSHACK SOLDERING IRON FOR MODIFICATIONS!!!!!!! I REPEAT...DO NOT USE THE RADIOSHACK SOLDERING IRON FOR MODIFICATIONS!!!!!!! THEY ARE NO GOOD!!! THEY ARE NOT ISOLATED FOR HEAT SENSITIVE COMPONENTS for example the wii. Use the weller soldering iron instead (15 to 25watts) this iron is designed for heatsensitive components. Any advise PM me
    Thanks everyone for the great support.
    Hope to hear from you soon, cause i'm getting ready to retire from the modding scene.
    Gonna start a new profession.

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    just get a solderless chip. will be MUCH ezer

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    Quote Originally Posted by nayand View Post
    just get a solderless chip. will be MUCH ezer
    Remember the newer wiis have the epoxy over the chipsets now....so bye bye clips
    Thanks everyone for the great support.
    Hope to hear from you soon, cause i'm getting ready to retire from the modding scene.
    Gonna start a new profession.

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