Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 11 to 17 of 17

Thread: just got my Wasabi Zero solder version in

  1. #11
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Posts
    2
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    For those of you(me included) who was brilliant enough to get a wasabi zero that had no clip, top modders has the clip by itself. The Shopping Cart : Top Modders! Wii, NDS, CycloDS, R4, Wasabi, Argon, Wiikey, Online Shop & Wholesaler in Asia hope that helps somebody

  2. #12
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Posts
    2
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    hopefully that doesn't violate any rules. I haven't had time to read them. i was searching on help on how to solder a wasabi zero.

  3. #13
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Posts
    8
    Thanks
    3
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Thanks for the info on the clip. I had found that myself this morning and put a purchase in for one. They are located in China I think so I can only hope the shipping doesn't take too long. Since I placed order I have received an email with a link to canadamods that they are carrying them as well but their price seems to be almost double $35 of the one from top modders. Will let you know how long it takes for it to show up. Thanks again

  4. #14
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Posts
    33
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts

  5. #15
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Posts
    15
    Thanks
    6
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Clips are garbage. I can speak to that personally.
    Chip and CLip are too wide to re-screw in the drive (at least for me) and when i did it unseeded the clip and drive usability went to ZERO! No load or eject possible.

    After trying to reseed the clip twice, i can't even make it stay clipped on!

    I am leaning now towards soldering it in, but I am curious (looking for pics) on how to deal with this. Does the chip sit loose inside? How is best way to secure it?

    Help?

  6. #16
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Posts
    8
    Thanks
    3
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Well I finally got my solderless clip in today so I thought I would give a quick update. While waiting for my clip over the last few days, I was reading all of the horror stories that people seem to be having with the install. Based upon what I read I was figuring that I was also going to have a similar issue so I prepped my soldering items for the 'just in case' factor. Cutting to the chase, I was able to get it installed without incident and was able to have my backup of Zelda be recognized and launch as quick as my original Wii Sports game. I'm sure that a portion of my success had a certain level of luck tied into it but I thought I would share the simple methods I went through to try and thwart some of the hindrances.

    3 ingredients involved

    1. Wasabi Zero Chip
    2. Solderless Clip
    3. Electrical tape

    After hearing all the questions on how to insulate it from the rest of the drive, I chose to put a couple of strips across the bottom of the Wasabi Chip to make sure there was no green circuit board showing on the bottom. (just black electrical tape - about 2 - 2 inch strips).
    The next part is where people seemed to be having the most troubles.....having the clip fit correctly onto the drive chip. In order to make it go without any major issues I spent a few minutes with the clip, just 'sitting' on top of the drive chip. I didn't apply any pressure really, just sort of lightly slipped it from edge to edge to see how it went down to the main drive board (the snugness level). After that I slowly and lightly tried to push the furthest edge of the clip from the Wasabi chip down. But I noticed that when I did that, the portion that was closest to the Wasabi zero (right where the ribbon band connects to the clip), the bottom of the clip didn't quite seem to be as snug to the bottom as the outer side was (Was barely perceptible, but seemed to be about the thickness of a sheet of paper or just a bit less than the other side. Instead of attempting to push it down harder in hopes of getting it to click in all the way, I decided to lift the clip up and started the nestling of it back down with the side by the ribbon being the first side that nestled down first. Once I applied a minimal amount of pressure on the side nearest the ribbon cable, I then applied the pressure slowly on the other side and it all seemed to be equidistant from the base all the way around. At this point I was theoretically finished with the install, so I cut a few pieces of electrical tape a little over 3 inches long and placed 1 of them over the clip and to the drive and the other 2 over the Wasabi Zero chip to the drive board, just to make sure it was not only insulated from other metal parts inside but held in place a little better to help against any jolts or vibrations that might cause the chip/clip combo to vibrate during reassembly or just moving the Wii around in general. I noticed that when I placed the other half of the drive back on top of it, one of the corners was barely a little bit higher than the others. Just by a millimeter or two, but it still seemed to be there. I just got all 4 screws started and then slowly did a few turns on each at a time to make sure even pressure was applied underneath (where the chip-clip is nestled) until they all got to the tight point. 3 of the screws went tight like normal during the procedure, but the 4th showed slight signs of wanting to be a bit harder to turn. It never seemed to be reaching a point where it might cause any damage pressure wise, so after a few more turns it reached the same max-screw in point just like the other 3. After that it was just a matter of getting all the other screws plopped in and the rest of the items clicked on and plugged back in.

    Seems that after a cursory review, the most important part of getting it to work was the careful fitting of the clip onto the drives chip. Like I said, this may just be a lucky stroke on my part but I thought I'd give my 2 cents worth of install happiness.

  7. #17
    Wiihacks Recommended
    Pro Installer/Store
    Senior Member
    Spyman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Greater Toronto Area
    Posts
    1,546
    Thanks
    33
    Thanked 123 Times in 106 Posts
    if you need just the clip we do also sell them, price is higher but there are no shipping costs either. and when you add the two chip + clip the total is the same as buying the combo.
    Send me a PM if you need any Canadamods.ca support

    $9.95 Flat Rate Shipping to Canada & USA
    Official Support for Canadamods. I am here to help.

    email: sales@canadamods.ca | website: http://www.canadamods.ca | Phone: +1 416 728 0648

    We are the Official Distributors for: P.3Key, Wode JukeBox, WasabiDX, WiiKey, DriveKey, M3i & More - Always Authentic Guarenteed !
    Buy Wode JukeBox v2.0 here: Here

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •