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    why type of wire did u use for the power.. is that IDE wire?

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    Ya IDE cable

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    Do you know the guage. i have some that is 30 awg and one that is 28 awg.. prob the 28.. right?

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    Yes the the IDE from my picture is 28.

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    no eject issues when using thick & short power and alternate ground wire

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    Why not use IDE cable on all the connections? I just got my wiikey 2 the other day and used it on all the connections using the standard soldering points. So far, so good. Working great for me. I thought about using the hotglue on the chip but because the wii heats up nicely inside I didnt want to make a big mess in there if the glue liquifies.

    The biggest thing that you should do when soldering in the wires you have to pretin the wires. (take a little isulation off and melt some solder onto the wire) When you connect the wire to the wii board it requires very little heat to melt to the existing connection on the board. This will help prevent the connection from lifting off the board from excessing heat. I have decent vision but a stationary 2x magnifying glass was also a big help.

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    Ya my very first install was done all with IDE cable. connecting g with ide cable as a newb was a little bit scary but my wii works great. The odd eject issue.

    The pickiest drives are the newer d2e without epoxy with a silver cable and a barcode sticker on the yellow writing above the opening. No matter what I try I can't fully get rid of the eject issue. Very annoying as an installer and it always bothers me more than customers.

    I wish there was a go to fix for the eject issue.

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    Well after a few days now I did see what people are talking about with the drive eject issue. I am using the d2e with the silver cable and no epoxy. I was using 3.4 and went to 3.2u to see if it'll help, it didnt. I was considering going with heavier cables to the chip but since you've already tried that, I guess I wont waste the time...

    Any other ideas?

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    You can try using altnernate ground points. It sometimes helps but sometimes doesn't. With those specific drives you just have to bite the bullet on some of them. As long as they aren't inching half way and stuff you just have to live with powering down more frequently.

    Not very many people actually care but it is annoying as an installer knowing that there is no true fix.

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    i, located the mod-chip as SolderMaster. connect the additional gnd point with 20/22 gauge wire, of which is about 1 inch down the GND mark (see pic). 30 awg wires used for other signals.
    that's to say, i got 2 gnds soldered. :P no eject error, ever since.
    Last edited by billyhome; 01-26-2009 at 12:35 AM.

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