I had the same question and I got it answered by an official dealer, plus I did a little research and found that what he told me was correct.
I sent the dealer an email asking him the following:
This was the response from ModChipCentral,LTD. via email1. If I get it soldered on to a wii clip from you guys. All I have to do is put it in my wii, correct. I have to do absolutely 0 soldering, right?
2. Will the chip be at the latest firmware? I believe its version 1.4.
3. Will this chip be updateable via dvd like the website says? Can you confirm that if they release a v1.5 that can be updated via a dvd I will be able to update to it with a dvd with the firmware installed on my chip prior to shipment?
I sent a reply to him because I was like you and wanted to know if I had to short out the clk jumper or solder the wire, this is what I askedYes, you will just have to clip it in however you may have to solder 1 wire if it does nto work. Install instructions are located here:
WII-CLIP for WIIKEY,D2CKEY,D2CPRO,ARGON,D2PRO ......
They ship with the latest firmware for D2C2 which has not been released to the public yet and is updateable via DVD as well.
This is what he saidI have read and figured out that you have to short the "clk" jumper and test to see if it works. Do you guys do this, or would i have to solder the "clk" jumper. And out of all the models that you have sold have any of them required the consumer to solder the "J" point to the drive? If so what is the percentage, roughly? I appreciate your honesty. Thanks.
After doing a little more research I found that very little people have had to short the clk jumper and that in order to short it all you have to do is connect the left and right portion of the jumper (its separated if you look closely) with a big blob of solder or just a small wire.We do not short the CLK jumper as the majority of the times it works without doing it however if it does not, you have to solder it in. Every Wii is different so some will work with it shorted, and some will work without it shorted.
We have not had to manually solder the J point out of the many we have installed.
Hope this helped.