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#31 Wii Modder

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Posted 06 July 2007 - 05:52 AM

Um i need some help plz, i have hooked up all the wires at the right spot but when i plug my wii in i get the standby light (where red is normal for frist plug) and when i hit the power button it goes dead, whats going on, also my wii is still taken apart, one more thing is my front lights (i have modded) have stoped working or have become very dim and i do not know the problem and wish to fix it cause i love my little wii. plz help
and if this helps you help me the light has the organial small light and i 3mm on top.

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Posted 06 July 2007 - 06:39 AM

heres my pcb
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anything wrong?

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Posted 06 July 2007 - 02:25 PM

You really should wrap those wires. At least with electrical tape.
Is that an NPN or PNP?
What is the value of the resistor?

Is it upside down?

As in E soldered to C and C soldered to E.
Your B look right.

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Posted 07 July 2007 - 12:20 AM

ok so c doesnt go to c?
and e doesnt go to e?
its e=c and c=e?
i have to wires covered but i uncovered them for the pictures, ill try it out, i have e to e and c to c, thank you.
o god i hope this works.

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Posted 07 July 2007 - 12:35 AM

No, no, no!!!!

It is supposed to be right.

I was asking if you did on accident.

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Posted 07 July 2007 - 02:23 AM

ok so i have it right?
so y does my wii turn off with i hit the power button?

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Posted 07 July 2007 - 04:54 AM

ok well heres what ive been able to do so far. i unsoldered the transistor off and then the wii turned on and worked fine,
Problems:
1. when wii is turned on and then trans put back on, works fine but light is still on at standby
2. solder pad came off the wii (how can i fix it?)
3. if trans hooked up and i turn the wii off it wont turn back on (wait let me check that, nope nvm itll turn back on)
4. dont know where esle to solder the B point to.

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Posted 08 July 2007 - 01:25 PM

Umm.. I was just thinking that could anyone tell me if this ---> http://img527.images...jutut003ah8.jpg <--- transistor is good? huh.gif

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Posted 10 July 2007 - 08:41 AM

QUOTE(Jamsaus @ Jul 8 2007, 06:01 AM) View Post

Umm.. I was just thinking that could anyone tell me if this ---> http://img527.images...jutut003ah8.jpg <--- transistor is good? huh.gif

Yes, that transistor will work.

To Wii Modder, it looks like it could short out on the screw hole there when the screw is inserted. Other than that, provided you did use a NPN resistor, and not PNP, it looks right. The problem with the solder pad coming off is a problem though. I'm not sure where else to use for that.

Pablot (original poster) won't have internet access for a few weeks, but he might be able to give further input then.

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Posted 12 July 2007 - 04:03 AM

How is that VulseVU chip? I was thinking about getting it. and is it alot harder then installing the wiikey? I installed a wiikey today (quick solder) and it was a lot easier then I thought it would be. a hell of a lot smaller, but very easy.

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Posted 12 July 2007 - 04:47 AM

The PulseVU is a very easy install. (Especially V2.) It doesn't have a quicksolder option though; you have to use wires, but the points you solder to are ginormous. Unfortunately though, it's sold out right now.

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Posted 12 July 2007 - 04:56 AM

QUOTE(SICKdimension @ Jul 12 2007, 05:23 AM) View Post

The PulseVU is a very easy install. (Especially V2.) It doesn't have a quicksolder option though; you have to use wires, but the points you solder to are ginormous. Unfortunately though, it's sold out right now.


at least the points are big. wiikey was my first modchip, everything before was softmodded, and my god I opened it up and seriously stared at it for a min. every pic and video makes the wiikey, hell the wii solder area in general look huge. and for wire installs (I have never really soldered wire for anything important or up to date) this is going to sound awkward I guess but can I use speaker wire? lmao. reason being is I have alot laying around and it's always worked for what I needed it for.

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Posted 12 July 2007 - 08:45 AM

Speaker wire is too big and clumsy for this type of work. It is still wire though, so I guess it technically will work, but it would be hard to attach securely.

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Posted 18 July 2007 - 03:47 PM

Ok, i did this mod but a little more "compact"

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Posted 18 July 2007 - 06:41 PM

QUOTE(japanwings @ Jul 18 2007, 08:23 AM) View Post

Ok, i did this mod but a little more "compact"

Nice. And everything works as it should?




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