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    What path do I take to mod?

    Well I got a Wii last week and most likely have the D2E (serial number is LU60078390).

    If possible, I would like to get a solderless install to keep the warranty, but if I have the epoxy, there isn't much hope in that as either heating it and removing or using a dremel will show signs of "tampering"

    Then I figured I should just bring it into a local installer and be done with it, however, it is a pain in the ass to get there and I don't like their D2Pro9v3 (latest firmware) because of the comments I read by Dark Mod and n1tro.

    Is it possible to open the Wii without the trim screw?

    If I don't have the epoxy then I would get the D2Sun and do the install myself, and if I do, then the Wasabi as I read by n1tro that the Wiizard has some problems with the D2E (although it should be fixed soon).

    Any opinions?
    Thanks Guys

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    you need the triwing to open the wii. as for the epoxy we have yet to see one but we also havent done a wii with lu6xx yet...I also recommend wasabi or d2sun if you dont want to use the d2pro9 with the new firmware.

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    Thanks for the reply GMODZ,

    I found another local modder and he does a soldered Wiizard. Any opinions on that?

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    wiizard is a stable modchip made by the wiinja team, the chip boots every single game with no problems and the new gold dot version is super stable for the D2E chipsets. Used it already...love the performance of this chip.
    Thanks everyone for the great support.
    Hope to hear from you soon, cause i'm getting ready to retire from the modding scene.
    Gonna start a new profession.

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    yup the wiizard is good as well....as long as u have the new batch with the bugs fixed ur good

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    Sorry to bother again, but I have one more question.

    Solderless vs. Soldered.

    I would prefer to get a solderless solution because I want to keep my warranty, but is it really possible to achieve this? Is it worth trying to keep it based on the numbers of defective Wiis you have seen?

    Thanks guys

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    Just out of curiosity, as an installer, do you charge more if the Wii is new and has epoxy on the chip? If so, how much?
    Also, is using a dremel an acceptable/safe method to removing the epoxy?

    Thanks

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    we wont be charging more for wiis with epoxy as it can easily be removed with in minutes

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    Quote Originally Posted by fillalph View Post
    Just out of curiosity, as an installer, do you charge more if the Wii is new and has epoxy on the chip? If so, how much?
    Also, is using a dremel an acceptable/safe method to removing the epoxy?

    Thanks
    We actually did the first epoxy drive that was reported , and it is a different consistency than regular epoxy. However we've spent a great deal of time working with it and it is quite easy to work with. I don't think any installer should be charging extra for it. I would recommend filiing it down if youre considering a dremel method, but there are a few other ways like using heat.

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUmqtXouwIM"]YouTube - Canadamods Presents: Epoxy covered D2E Chipset, epoxy removed and modded successfully with D2PRO9[/ame]


    This was modded using the d2pro9 v3 so there is no reason to doubt its compatibility. I also modded a customers today with LU6xxx series, no epoxy on it and we used a solderless d2pro9 v3 2.3/1.6
    Last edited by Spyman; 10-14-2008 at 11:32 PM.
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