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    wiikey 2 new install won't power on

    Hi all, I'm a new member so first I'd like to say hello, and that I am running into a problem trying to finish up my wiikey 2 install on a D2E.

    I of course soldered everything to the best of my ability, following the alternative 3v/GND points. I reassembled the Wii, and turned it on and inserted my Wii Sports disc. It played perfectly. So I then burned the config disc, and ran it. The blue screen displayed the info about my wiikey2, stating it had version 1.2 and it detected D2E chip, and assuming I was up to date, went to the bottom to "save settings", and then I could not get anything to happen after that, no prompt to tell you to reboot, etc. I finally had to power off the unit. After this, now each time I turn the Wii on, the blue DVD drive LED flashes momentarily and then whole system powers off, including the power LED which is no longer even red. I have to unplug the power cable, and put it back in to get the standby red to come back. I am unable to even really check the LEDs on the chip itself because the power will not stay on long enough.

    Before I tear it apart and redo the solder points, does anyone have any suggestions on what the issue could be?

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    I would get an Ohm meter and check for any bridged solder joints around your connections.

    If that does not help, post some pics.

    Good Luck!

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    Might also make sure your mod is securely mounted with hot glue or double-sided foam tape. If its free floating or standing too far off the drive, could be shorting out on the case. Also, the solder joints on the etching side might be shorting against the drive itself if you just used thin tape.

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    disconnect all the wires fm the wiikey2 ends. check if original disc work well.
    then,
    re-install the wiikey2 with extremely care to avoid circuit shorts. use #30awg insulated solid wires for best connect of signal, stranded wires for 3.3v and Gnd.

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    The situation has been resolved.

    After more extensive investigation, I found that when i clamped down the DVD drive with screws, it was somehow not leaving enough clearance and it was pushing the chip/solder points to where it was obviously creating a short.

    I had to end up moving the chip into the low hole in the middle, and use electrical tape to affix it down on the back. Also had to move a few of the wires.

    Result: Working fine and no eject-related issues thus far.

    Thanks guys for your suggestions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by caseycain View Post
    The situation has been resolved.

    After more extensive investigation, I found that when i clamped down the DVD drive with screws, it was somehow not leaving enough clearance and it was pushing the chip/solder points to where it was obviously creating a short.

    I had to end up moving the chip into the low hole in the middle, and use electrical tape to affix it down on the back. Also had to move a few of the wires.

    Result: Working fine and no eject-related issues thus far.

    Thanks guys for your suggestions.
    HI, are u going to install homebrew? I just ordered wiikey2, so my headache coming.

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