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    Quote Originally Posted by smy View Post
    i appreciate the answer, unfortunately, the problem is not that end of the trace, I've already soldered the wiikey 'G' wire directly to the ic pin, however the problem is where the trace goes down into a sub-level of the multi-layer pcb (at least thats what i assume is happening) basically whatever that leg of the pcb was connected to is no longer connected. The easiest and only way i know of finding where it comes out is with a multimeter and testing for continuity. I however am unable to do this without some of the original copper:/

    Again, any ideas or suggestions would be welcome.
    Hi, doing a search I came across this forum post. I have the exact same problem as the OP and was wondering if you ever found a solution or had any luck with this problem. The G point is no longer connected to where it is supposed to (I assume somewhere on another layer). Is there a way to find out where that point leads to? I wish I knew that you could solder onto the pin leg to begin with. I used the installation guide what wiikey site has up and they should have put up a disclaimer that the G point is basically hollow. Any advice ???

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    Quote Originally Posted by mugen812 View Post
    Hi, doing a search I came across this forum post. I have the exact same problem as the OP and was wondering if you ever found a solution or had any luck with this problem. The G point is no longer connected to where it is supposed to (I assume somewhere on another layer). Is there a way to find out where that point leads to? I wish I knew that you could solder onto the pin leg to begin with. I used the installation guide what wiikey site has up and they should have put up a disclaimer that the G point is basically hollow. Any advice ???
    I got delivery of my wiikey 2 today and began to install it immediately according to the wiring points for my D2E chip. After successfully soldering a, b, c, +ve and gnd points, my good work came to a halt when I too ripped the G solder point off the board. I was a little pissed off to say the least and given what others have said so far, I fear I now have a non operational wii. I chose to solderwire my wiikey 2 rather than buy a wiiclip because of my engineering background and pcb experience. I agree with you that the wikey site should have mentioned that soldering of the G point may be problematic for most people and if not done carefully may render your wi's DVD drive useless. I for one would have heeded such a warning and soldered directly to the pin on the D2E.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mugen812 View Post
    Hi, doing a search I came across this forum post. I have the exact same problem as the OP and was wondering if you ever found a solution or had any luck with this problem. The G point is no longer connected to where it is supposed to (I assume somewhere on another layer). Is there a way to find out where that point leads to? I wish I knew that you could solder onto the pin leg to begin with. I used the installation guide what wiikey site has up and they should have put up a disclaimer that the G point is basically hollow. Any advice ???
    I got delivery of my wiikey 2 today and began to install it immediately according to the wiring points for my D2E chip. After successfully soldering a, b, c, +ve and gnd points, my good work came to a halt when I too ripped the G solder point off the board. I was a little pissed off to say the least and given what others have said so far, I fear I now have a non operational wii. I chose to solderwire my wiikey 2 rather than buy a wiiclip because of my engineering background and pcb experience. I agree with you that the wikey site should have mentioned that soldering of the G point may be problematic for most people and if not done carefully may render your wi's DVD drive useless. I for one would have heeded such a warning and soldered directly to the pin on the D2E.

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