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    I Have 2 Chips and a New Wii... Which One?

    I just bought a brand new Wii (was almost impossible to locate one!) and before hand ordered 2 chips...

    WiiKey from Modchipcentral.com
    CycloWiz v2 from Divineo.com

    I have heard good about both... the only thing about the CycloWiz i don't like is that I would have to add a switch to the outside of my Wii... I am sort of anal about that, but the CycloWiz is upgradeable via software... I haven't really seen that about the Wiikey...

    I don't want to install anything until I hear some biased reviews by those who have installed them... I know this has been discussed before, but my hands are shaking ready to install... I think I just need to be thrown into a direction.

    Thanks...

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    Wiikey vs Cyclowiz.....personal choice

    Quote Originally Posted by twiggs462 View Post
    I just bought a brand new Wii (was almost impossible to locate one!) and before hand ordered 2 chips...

    WiiKey from Modchipcentral.com
    CycloWiz v2 from Divineo.com

    I have heard good about both... the only thing about the CycloWiz i don't like is that I would have to add a switch to the outside of my Wii... I am sort of anal about that, but the CycloWiz is upgradeable via software... I haven't really seen that about the Wiikey...

    I don't want to install anything until I hear some biased reviews by those who have installed them... I know this has been discussed before, but my hands are shaking ready to install... I think I just need to be thrown into a direction.

    Thanks...

    Both are premier chips.... most people prefer the Genuine Wiikey for the fact that u do not have to install the switch. The Wiikey firmware is ungradable by dvd.... personaly have to this day installed over a few hundred wiikeys and taught my customers to and personally ungraded the firmware by dvd.... it's actually easier than the cyclowiz.

    I install both the cyclowiz and the Wiikey...... customers do their research...then request the Wiikey by more than 20 to 1 over the cyclowiz....

    I hope that answers your question and throws you in the right direction......
    Last edited by ModderMan; 05-20-2007 at 07:58 AM. Reason: spelling...lol

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    I have made my decision

    Wii Key it is!

    Now do you prefer the quick solder method or the wire method... I personally think the quick solder method would give the best connection... whats your thoughts on that?

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    I wondered about this too.. whats the difference? I assume quick solder is just easier?

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    Question What do you feel about this...

    ModderMan what do you feel about this thread:

    http://psx-scene.com/wii/portal.php?styleid=45

    and the compliant thread they started?

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    Quote Originally Posted by twiggs462 View Post
    I have made my decision

    Wii Key it is!

    Now do you prefer the quick solder method or the wire method... I personally think the quick solder method would give the best connection... whats your thoughts on that?
    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    I wondered about this too.. whats the difference? I assume quick solder is just easier?
    ahem...quick solder method....roflol......JUST a great marketing gimmick so everyone and there dog will buy it and install it too...lol

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    1) the solder points do not actually line up with the pads well.

    2) the edges of the wiikey does not have any conductive copper between the 2 soldering points.....(mean wiikey solder point ...then bare wafer(not really ok)...the solder pad on the wii drive board.)...what this means is that if you do a quick install method.... you will have make a "solder bridge" between the 2 points....Well that's a no-no to begin with.

    3) if your wii is under warranty, definitely won't be after you do the quick solder method and try to remove all traces of the mod before you send it back to nintendo.

    IMHO....technically...the long wire method is the superior method.

    1)....its actually easier....trust me..you would agree, if you tried the quick method before...and then the wire method.

    2) technically more practically...you really know if you're get a good solid connection point to point.

    3) if installed properly....the wiikey, cyclowiz, etc,..can be easily removed if needed and all traces of a mod can be removed... and your warranty should still be intact....(since there are no signs) unless you mention it...LOL

    or even to replace it with a replacement or different chip...easy.

    having said that.....please practice on something else before doing it on your wii....say an old cellphone..or whatever..till you feel confident..

    I've seen quite a few that have come in to me for repairs and seems almost all of them have the solderpads burnt of the wii drive board and/or the pcb is also burnt. this can only mean 1 or 2 things...soldering iron on the joints tooooo long.. and the wattage of the iron is too high. ..also a lot were using the recommended wattage of up to 30 watts.... ...for what u are doing 15 watt iron(really pointed tip is way easier...file it if you have toor) for less than a sec/connection is more than long enough.

    solder connections should be small, round and shiny...marks of a solid, low resistance (high conductance) connection....poorer quality soldering connections usually looks dull, rough, and jagged or pinhead like




    opps...running on here...sorry... answer...NO.. IMO...quick solder is just nothing more than a great marketing gimmick for the modchips available atm for the Wii's..... that method is definitely inferior......in many ways.
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    Quote Originally Posted by twiggs462 View Post
    ModderMan what do you feel about this thread:

    http://psx-scene.com/wii/portal.php?styleid=45

    and the compliant thread they started?

    Oh well geeee... we're talking about development, testing, rewriting, retesting here....give or take a month...not a big deal (never on time..unless finished before and then a later release date is set.)

    I mean, I would rather have something that was rock solid and stable when released than something that wasn't because it was rushed out to meet some arbitrary date.........Those guys have a track record...it's good.

    I mean...everything is working really...sure some nice features will come but
    until then we all can continue on and enjoy our wii's right?...not like sat tv...lol

    On those threads all the needless bitching and whining is not doing any good for anyone


    also competition is great....makes for better developments..... guess I'll be checking out an atmega8 chip soon hopefully...time permitting.


    cheers and good night
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    Awesome! I am glad to hear people like you say this... I stand on solid ground now! Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by twiggs462 View Post
    I just bought a brand new Wii (was almost impossible to locate one!) and before hand ordered 2 chips...

    WiiKey from Modchipcentral.com
    CycloWiz v2 from Divineo.com


    I have heard good about both... the only thing about the CycloWiz i don't like is that I would have to add a switch to the outside of my Wii... I am sort of anal about that, but the CycloWiz is upgradeable via software... I haven't really seen that about the Wiikey...

    I don't want to install anything until I hear some biased reviews by those who have installed them... I know this has been discussed before, but my hands are shaking ready to install... I think I just need to be thrown into a direction.

    Thanks...
    Hi twiggs...wonder what your landed in your hand cost was from each of these places....? in $cad..thanks

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    ModderMan,

    Forgive me but i didn't quite understand your request... did you want to knwo what I paid for these?

    I ended up being able to cancel my Cyclowiz order.. I am just getting the wii key at the moment. Which I am happy about.

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