I am sorry, I got the chip from Mod Central Ltd... I am using rosin flux and silver solder... I forget the percentage of silver but it is specifically for board component repair. Spyman, do you expect the yellow sticker wiikey in anytime soon? I am thinking I have a bum chip... unless anyone else has another suggestion?
Just a quick note:
Your install looks good.. i just wanted to let u know that when the chip works properly the blue light does not stay on.
As soon as you turn the Wii, it will boot the firmware on the chip Red and Blue blinks and that's it...
Below are some pictures, perhaps it may help you... but i just wanted to make sure u knew about the leds...
No leds stays on after the firmware is booted onto the drive..
And just another Angle
Good luck and I hope u get it working...
§piktsµ ~ Always ready for the next Wii on the mod line
Yes thanks that does help. It seems like I have a chip with bad firmware... It is probably getting hung up when it starts up. Is there a way to re-flash the chip? Actually I might not even be able to do that... if the DVD drive won't even spin up... I guess I'm going to have to break down and get another chip... Any suggestions on where I can get a yellow sticker wiikey 2 shipped fast?
I dont have any in hand right now.. sorry.. if i did i would sell it to you..
Im sold out.. I had 3 of them and they just went super quick!
Im waiting on more.. they shall be here within a week.. ;)
Let me know if you get some in, I would like to get one asap...
Ok ;) i shall get some next week by Wed ;)
i had the same problem with my D2e chip, i also have above average solder skills.
Originally Posted by bigrich424
My solution was to get the solderless ( with min. soldering) clip for wiikey 2 from
That fixed my problem, now i have to figure out how to program it.
I contacted Mod Central Ltd with my problem, and they said they would evaluate the chip for me and if it was defective send me a new one. Pretty cool of a company to do that for something I installed myself. They did take a look at this thread and said (like all of you helpful folks did) that my install looked clean. I sent it back yesterday and I'll let everyone know what the outcome is...
Hey, I got the same problem, broke the weld point G and now trying to rebuild this point but I can not because it has disappeared. What an alternative to cable reconstruis with the original point of welding?
Now you have to solder on the ic leg ..follow the trace..