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    WiiKey2 Install issue

    Hi there guys

    I am a newb to this board as well as hacking Wii's so be gentle with me :P

    I got a Wii for xmas, and got a wiikey 2 chip for it as well. I went to install the wiikey, ad found I had one of the dreaded epoxy'd boards, so read for hours on how to remove this stuff, and succeeded in doing a great job (if I may say so myself). Now here is the problem, when soldering the wires from the key to the PCB, I lifted the pad slightly on the "A" point. I couldn't get the solder to hold, so I decided to leave it and hope that I didn't screw the PCB altogether. Luckily enough it all still works perfectly.

    Is there any way I can still install the Wiikey, or am I stuck with buying a new PCB? Can I solder directly to the legs on the ribbon cable connector or chip? Or is there an alternative solder point I can try?

    I have a Wii with a D2E chipset and a wiikey2 with a yellow sticker.

    Any diagrams would be helpful lol

    TIA
    M

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    Yes, you can solder it right on the chip's led.
    Just follow the trace to see where exactly, i think it is the 12th leg from the right.
    I had the same problem and what i did was to scrach the surface lightly in order some metal to be revealed as i did not want to solder on the clip.
    Of course it worked, but you may find easier to solder on the clip.

    This pdf may help you but is quite easy to understand what i'm saying.

    http://www.wiikey.cn/downloads/installWk2v1.2.pdf
    Last edited by g47; 12-29-2008 at 05:57 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dillontherabbit View Post
    Hi there guys

    I am a newb to this board as well as hacking Wii's so be gentle with me :P

    I got a Wii for xmas, and got a wiikey 2 chip for it as well. I went to install the wiikey, ad found I had one of the dreaded epoxy'd boards, so read for hours on how to remove this stuff, and succeeded in doing a great job (if I may say so myself). Now here is the problem, when soldering the wires from the key to the PCB, I lifted the pad slightly on the "A" point. I couldn't get the solder to hold, so I decided to leave it and hope that I didn't screw the PCB altogether. Luckily enough it all still works perfectly.

    Is there any way I can still install the Wiikey, or am I stuck with buying a new PCB? Can I solder directly to the legs on the ribbon cable connector or chip? Or is there an alternative solder point I can try?

    I have a Wii with a D2E chipset and a wiikey2 with a yellow sticker.

    Any diagrams would be helpful lol

    TIA
    M

    use socket point or or chip or alternate point from underneath..should be good to go....
    Last edited by ModderMan; 12-29-2008 at 11:23 AM.

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    Just to let you guys know, I managed to install the Wiikey2, and it works with no problems. I tried a few Backup discs and they play without a problem. Now I just have to find out how to run some EMU's on my Wii, I want to try the Amiga one so I can play Speedball 2 again (Man I am showing my age there :P)

    Thanks for all your help guys, it is very much appreciated. A happy and prosperous new year to all.

    Cheers
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    Quote Originally Posted by dillontherabbit View Post
    Now I just have to find out how to run some EMU's on my Wii, I want to try the Amiga one so I can play Speedball 2 again (Man I am showing my age there :P)

    Theres a few tutorials in the homebrew section, I saw one just the other day about emulators, also if you get the homebrew browser, you can go on the net with that and check out whats available also....

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