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    Removed Solder Points

    I was installing a WiiKey today and wasn't satisfied with my first soldering job so I removed the key off the drive, when I did this it removed a couple of the solder points off the board! Now the drive isn't powering up...I'm assuming (hoping) that this is because the missing solder points? Can I just drop a new piece of solder in the same place and have it work? I want to try it myself tonight but my hands are getting to shakey to continue to work...

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    rofl, so was it working and you, being the perfectionist decided to remove a working chip and re-solder it? I feel bad for you :-(

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timmy View Post
    I was installing a WiiKey today and wasn't satisfied with my first soldering job so I removed the key off the drive, when I did this it removed a couple of the solder points off the board! Now the drive isn't powering up...I'm assuming (hoping) that this is because the missing solder points? Can I just drop a new piece of solder in the same place and have it work? I want to try it myself tonight but my hands are getting to shakey to continue to work...


    just follow the traces from the broken/lifted solder pads to other points ( the drive chip legs) using wires...

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    haha so yeah that sucked but instead of trying to fix it I sent it back to nintendo. Heres the thing, the wiikey disc was still STUCK IN THE DRIVE when I sent it back and somehow I misplaced 1 screw, though I was so careful if that screw hadn't been missing I'm not sure how you could even tell it was opened (I didn't see any warranty stickers like the 360 and those white stickers came off perfect).

    Even though all that shit was messed up, they emailed and said they are sending a new/repaired one! I <3 Nintendo and quite honestly I'm probably not going to chip it again because of this. I'll let you guys know in about 2 days when it gets here if it's actually fixed...

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