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    Cool Solder new gamecube ports or transfer data to another Wii?

    I wonder what would be easier. My main Wii, the kids broke one of the GC game ports pretty bad to where controllers won't work. Afraid maybe damage to the board might be to blame, I have another (older) Wii board I can use. Problem is, I have a TON of saved game data (none of which are online). What would be the easiest way to transfer all data from one Wii to the next without having to transfer save data one at a time? Is there an app that can do this?

    I've thought about the NAND backup from my main Wii, with the keys from the other Wii but don't think that'll work.

    Or would it be easier to just unsolder the controller ports from the other Wii and replace the broken bits on the main Wii?

    I've been modding for a good 2 years now on these things and have fixed a good handful of them (abour 20+) in the past, proficient in soldering, but seems like it may be a bit more work than I thought since it looks like I'd have to remove all 4 ports the way the plastic retainer is one piece.

    Thanks!

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    I believe you are looking for SaveGame Manager GX - SaveGame Manager GX - WiiBrew

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    Pretty cool! Does it do Mii's as well?

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    No that would be:

    Mii Extractor and Mii Installer.

    But as Mii installer mentions you won't be able to edit Miis taken from another console.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darkcide666 View Post
    No that would be:

    Mii Extractor and Mii Installer.

    But as Mii installer mentions you won't be able to edit Miis taken from another console.
    Yes, and save game manager needs to have a game save for each game on the new Wii before you can transfer the save. How many game saves and Miis are we talking about?
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    probably about 60+ saves and about 20 or so Mii's. I guess we're worried about losing "Pro" status in Wii Bowling or something ...

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    I can solder in new ports, its unlikely to have damaged the board itself.

    I can also sell you a replacement set of ports, ready to fit.

    You can remove your old ones easily by cutting away the plastic and removing them one at a time.

    Once the holes and pads are clear, the replacement will just slide in and need soldering.

    The removal of the whole unit is difficult, but I have the right tools for the job.

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    Huh? Where did my post go? I hate doing crap twice. Anyway, what I said was .. (lol) how much are you asking for the ports? I assume they come with the plastic, too? I'd hate to destroy a perfectly good Wii system board for the ports, which is why I was considering moving the data over to the new board. Was going to do the solder sucker/desoldering wick trick but by the looks of it, I might have a better time if I borrowed my friend's soldering station.

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    Yes, it would include the plastic.

    it would be the entire port, just cut away your existing, so you can hot air one port at a time and remove it.

    once done, solder wick to clear out the holes and put in the new one and solder it in. easy stuff.


    what country are you in? as need to know shipping costs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bad_Ad84 View Post
    Yes, it would include the plastic.

    it would be the entire port, just cut away your existing, so you can hot air one port at a time and remove it.

    once done, solder wick to clear out the holes and put in the new one and solder it in. easy stuff.


    what country are you in? as need to know shipping costs.
    Yep, I understand. I'm in the US, South Florida if that helps.

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