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    Exclamation Wiikey/Wii-clip issue - Unable to read the discs

    I just purchased a wiikey pre soldered on a wii-clip (i'm horrible at soldering) and installed it per instructions on wii clip's official website.
    My wii is a D2A and was v.3.3u but I was able to downgrade to 3.2u through the homebrew channel downgrader.
    The problem I am having though is that regular games work fine but backups don't run at all, only giving an error message saying that the wii cannot read the disc.
    I've tried various DVD-R/RW media (TDK DVD-R, TDK DVD-RW, Taiyo Yuden DVD-R) but nothing is able to be read.
    I've also tried re-installing the wii-clip to no avail.
    I also tried updating the wii-key but, of course, since the wii can't read DVD-Rs I'm SOL.

    If anybody has some advice on what I could do I'm all ears. Though, at this point, I think I may have to send it back.

    10,000 internets to anybody who is able to help me fix my problem

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    Ok...first thing i'll tell you...wiiclips that work with the wiikey is no good..either you send the chip to be installed by a professional or just take your time and solder on the wiikey using wire method, it is just 5 wires....and it not on no IC legs...just solder pads...very easy.
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    I was afraid that may be the case. If I can't find a way to get this working then I'll send it off to be soldered in by somebody more competent than myself.

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    actually it ver easy to do....check my post in the FAQ section in this forum....Soldering 101 for future technicins. This guide will help you very easy and it will help you save lots of money.
    Thanks everyone for the great support.
    Hope to hear from you soon, cause i'm getting ready to retire from the modding scene.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dark Mod View Post
    actually it ver easy to do....check my post in the FAQ section in this forum....Soldering 101 for future technicins. This guide will help you very easy and it will help you save lots of money.
    I'll check it out, I'd like to get better at soldering, I'm just wary to do it to my wii since the last time I tried it I turned a gamecube into a paperweight in no time flat.
    It doesn't look too hard to quicksolder though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eightbithero View Post
    I'll check it out, I'd like to get better at soldering, I'm just wary to do it to my wii since the last time I tried it I turned a gamecube into a paperweight in no time flat.
    It doesn't look too hard to quicksolder though.
    What chip you used for the Gamecube? xeno, qoob or viper?
    Thanks everyone for the great support.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dark Mod View Post
    What chip you used for the Gamecube? xeno, qoob or viper?
    I believe it was a qoob, I eventually got it pre-modded.

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    ahhh yes....good ol' qoob....God I love that chip...easy to customise with your own startup and logo....But I ended up falling in love with the xeno chip instead.
    Thanks everyone for the great support.
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    Clips are not always reliable, but it is possible you setup is working. I would first try to use better media such as Verbatim. I use Verbatim DVD+Rs and DVD-Rs burned at 2.4X in ImgBurn. If that doesn't work, try another burner. I have found some burners (generally cheap ones) do not produce good backups for the Wii because the Wii is especially picky.

    If it is not media, then I suggest installing it with wires. I am sure you are capable as it is not very difficult. Just practice using an old component like a video/sound card or something. Make sure to use flux, and also a low wattage iron. Not more than 15W. If you use something higher like a 45W you will most likely lift the pads. Also, before doing anything make sure the IC on your Wii doesn't have cut legs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cpuwhiz22 View Post
    I use Verbatim DVD+Rs and DVD-Rs burned at 2.4X in ImgBurn.

    Good Luck
    If you keep on using +R media on your wii, whether it work good or not, you will damage your wii laser and DVD controller my friend.
    Thanks everyone for the great support.
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