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Installing a Wii Modchip

09.09.2009 · Posted in Games Articles

Installing a Wii modchip may seem scary or difficult, but a solderless modchip makes it very easy. There are still things you need to be careful of, but choosing a solderless option removes the need to use unfamiliar tools (soldering iron). So what do you need to install a solderless Wiikey 2 modchip in your Wii?rnrnInstalling a Wii modchip may seem scary or difficult, but a solderless modchip makes it very easy.rnThere are still things you need to be careful of, but choosing a solderless option removes the need to use unfamiliar tools (soldering iron).rnrnSo what do you need to install a solderless Wiikey 2 modchip in your Wii?rnrnYou need the following:rnrnSolderless Wiikey 2 mod chip!rnProtective sticker for the back of the modchip (included)rnProtective cardboard for the front of the modchip (included)rnTriwing screwdriver and precision philips head screwdriver (available in the online store or bundled with modchip)rnFlat screwdriver for removing rubber feet (see disassemble wii guide)rnRazor knife/scalpel/exacto knife for removing paper feet (see disassemble wii guide)rnWii…rnHow to install your Solderless Wiikey2 (and most other chips with wiiclips attached)rnrnFirstly, be sure to follow the guide to disassembling the Wii. The guide is very easy to follow.rnOnce the dvd drive is removed from the Wii, you will be able to install your Solderless Wiikey 2 modchip. You need to prepare your solderless wiikey 2 modchip by sticking the small square sticker to the back of the chip. Now you need to find the microchip on the wii that the modchip will be attached to.rnrnTake the Solderless Wiikey 2 chip and line it uprnrnYou need to push down on the black plastic part of the wiiclip, evenly and firmly.rnrnIf you don’t push the clip down evenly, you risk bending pins on the wiiclip which will result in the chip not functioning.rn(We do not accept returns on items damaged due to bad installation.)rnrnIf you have pushed the clip down correctly, there should be no gap between the green part of the dvd drive board and the black plastic of the wiiclip.rnrnNow you need to plug the drive back in, but don’t close it yet.rnrnFirst you need to place the protective cardboard over the top of the chip.rnrnRemove the small tear off square carefully and place the remaining cardboard with the square hole sitting over the wiiclip.rnrnNow you need to test the console.rnrnPut the dvd drive back in place, but there is no need to ***** it down until it has been tested.rnrnTurn the Wii on.rnrnBe sure that the first disc you put in is a game from your region.rnrnThis tells the wiikey2 what your region is, so it knows how to handle games from other regions.rnIf you put in a game from a different region, your wii will stop playing games from any region.rnThis is fixable but better to avoid in the first place.rnrnIf the game is recognised, the region has been set. Try a game from another region or a backup of one of your original games.rnIf this reads as well, your modchip is fully functional.rnrnOptional step:rnrnThis step is optional and only useful if you plan on moving your console or expect it to get bumped regularly.rnrnYou need to be sure that the chip is working correctly before you do this!rnrnIt may be very hard to undo and we don’t do this ourselves, so you do this at your own risk!rnrnWith the chip in place, squeeze a tiny amount of super glue on the drive board.rnrnYou want the super glue to be on the red spots shown in the picture below, touching both the drive board and the wiiclip.rnrnA small amount should seep under the clip and then you need to press down hard until it dries.rnrnIf you use too much, it will be impossible to remove the chip without damaging the board.rnWhen you re-assemble the Wii, you should tighten the screws at the front of the dvd drive first.rnThis keeps the Solderless Wiikey 2 positioned correctly in place.rnrnOnce your Wii console is back together, you are finished.rnrnCongratulations.rnrnSolderless WiiKey2 now gives you all the features of a WiiKey 2 modchip with a much easier installation process that requires absolutely no soldering.rnrnThe whole process including disassembling, modchip installation and re-assembling can be performed in less than 15 minutes for most people and less than 5 minutes with practice for installers.

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