Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: How hard is it to install a modchip yourself?

  1. #1
    Member Jamezli's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Richmond
    Posts
    414
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 24 Times in 7 Posts

    How hard is it to install a modchip yourself?

    Yeah, what the title says.
    I might not be able to find anywhere around where I live to get a modchip installed. I'm also afraid that the installation price might be unnecessarily high even if I do manage to locate one.
    For a person with NO soldering experience, how long and how difficult would it be to install WiiKey or Cyclowiz?

  2. #2
    Member Nave's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Canada, Oshawa
    Posts
    261
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
    just practice on some scrap metal and a little bit of solder before you open up your Wii, its not hard and with the easy solder parts it should be a breeze... just remember to have a steady hand lol

  3. #3
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Posts
    179
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 4 Times in 2 Posts
    These chips for the Wii look to be one of the easiest ones to solder. From what I have read I believe you just place the chip where it says to and just fill in the holes with solder... not difficult even for someone who has never soldered before.

    Yes, i agree with Nave just give it a bit of practice and you should be good to go.

  4. #4
    Unregistered
    Guest

    Ca Think again !!!

    I don't recommend for anyone without soldering experience to attempt to install a mod chip. The pictures you see on the internet make it look easy but believe me, it is anything but.

    The Wiikey mod chip is only slightly larger than my thumb nail and the soldering points are approximately 1mm apart. You need an extremely steady hand and a solid knowledge of soldering to pull it off.

    Just browse the forums at www.wiikey.cn and you will see all the posts from people who have screwed this up.

    I havn't tried any of the other mod chips but I can assume they are roughly the same size and are most likely just as difficult to install.

  5. #5
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Posts
    46
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 10 Times in 6 Posts
    Practice is all it takes. The easiest thing to do is smash up some broken piece of electronics, like an old phone. Practice taking transistors, chips and capacitors out of the board and putting them back in. Do that a few times and you'll be able to put a mod chip in. It's really not difficult but be patient.

    Make sure you use really fine solder as well. Don't want big globs dripping everywhere.

  6. #6
    mikelikesbikes
    Guest
    I installed a wiiKey myself and I would warn inexperienced people against it. Mine turned out fine, however I believe a fair amount of luck was involved it. The soldering points and wires are very tiny and I can imagine that lots of people will not be able to successfully complete the modchip installation. If I were doing it all over again I would send it away and have it professionally done.

    That being said I did it and it works great!

  7. #7
    mikelikesbikes
    Guest
    Oh yeah, I almost forgot to say...the quicksoldering method is a farce for the wiiKey. Check other forums. It looks impossible to quick solder. I can't imagine doing it without wires.

  8. #8
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Posts
    9
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    I agree... Using wires for the install is the way to go. People are using kynar 30awg wire, its very flexible so installs are not that difficult.

    I got my kynar wire from ebay, since it cost less than the mod chip sites.

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
  •