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    Wasabi Zero Solderless on D2B cut legs

    Hi guys,

    I have an older wii with a D2B board with legs cut. Over a year ago I had a wiikey put in to it by a modder (he used the dremel method to get to the legs). A few months later the wii just stopped working, so I opened it up and used a desoldering braid to remove the wiikey.

    Now, I want to get back in business, but want to know if I can put a Wasabi Zero solderless in my wii (being that the legs are cut and the board was dremeled).

    A picture of my board is attached. (not the best photo, but hopefully it will work)

    Thanks for any advice.

    Matt
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    well, that doesn't answer op's question. "very easy to install on cut pin..."

    don't think the clip will work for you, you can certainly try it, i doubt the pin will have good contact of the dremel'ed exposed.

    soldering is the best way, you won't need to connect to the chip pins anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by webada View Post
    well, that doesn't answer op's question. "very easy to install on cut pin..."

    don't think the clip will work for you, you can certainly try it, i doubt the pin will have good contact of the dremel'ed exposed.

    soldering is the best way, you won't need to connect to the chip pins anymore.
    The current wave of solder chips (5-6 wire) if not mistaken don't even use those connections anymore so YES I think a clip will work. Best bet is to ask someone like Modderman since he would know for sure.....

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    I appreciate the help guys. I sent an email to wasabi support, and was given this reply

    If you're able to clean and remove completly the solder flux you should be able to use the clip,if you have any problem you always have the possibility to remove the clip and solder it directly like the normal procedure.
    So, I'm going to give it a shot, and if it doesn't work, I'll just solder it on. I'll keep you posted.

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    yep depending how the chip was dremeled as well, it may not fit on proper, or cause issues, but its worth a shot for sure, though 5 points to solder is a breeze and maybe a better option to consider.

    Anyways why are you getting rid of the wiikey? Why not just update it ?
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    Use any of the new chips that you have to solder 5~6 wires. I just wired a cut pin D2B using a Wiikey2 only 5 solder points and did not have to wire to the cut pin chip. Super easy to do.

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    Got the wasabi zero in yesterday with an original wii-clip (not the wasabi clip) and installed it. It works great and was cake to install. If it falls off now, I'll just solder it in.

    Thanks for everyones help!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spyman View Post
    Anyways why are you getting rid of the wiikey? Why not just update it ?
    The wii just stopped working with it in a few months ago. So, at the time, I just removed it with a desoldering braid.

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