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    Wii Schematic

    Hello folks!
    Firstly, there's some great posts here to read, mostly humoruos when the true stupidity, ignorance or the DUH! comes into play.
    That pretty much explains my reason for posting here

    I successfully installed a wire on 'G' per wiikey 2's installation guide but the 'Land' accidently lifted off the board right at point 'G'. I checked the other side of the board to see if I could solder a wire to remake the connection, but it is under another component and 'G' did not appear to penetrate the PCB... almost as if it went nowhere.
    Please advise on how to re-establish this connection or if you could send or link me to a schematic to fix my booboo

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    On point G, there is a trace attached. Follow that trace to the pin on the drive chip. It will be the second pin in from the right. Solder there and you'll be good to go.

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    Oh yes, I definitely have soldered on the that second IC leg by tracing back, but the fact that point 'G' is a trace from that leg tells me that it goes elsewhere or comes from somewhere.
    As it stands the wiikey 2 will not light up at all and all 9 connections are good with continuity, no shorts between IC legs or other points for that matter.

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    Could you post a pic to help find the issue?

    You are certain there are no shorts?

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    I will post a pic tomorrow, my camera is at work.
    Thanks.

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    Sounds good, We'll take a look and see if we can see any issues.

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    Here's the scoop, I did have a dry solder on the 3 volt point and received continuity when pressure was applied from my test leads. I have re-soldered the culprit and now everthing works great. I have tested over a dozen backup games with no issues. I guess my concern over point 'G' becoming dislodged from the PCB is not really an issue as everything appeared flawless.
    If anyone still thinks that 'G' will be an issue somewhere down the line, please let me know. All feedback has been greatly appreciated so far.

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