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The mod hall of shame. (Someone took an industrial solder iron to a wii.)

Discussion in 'Modding and Hacking - Consoles and Electronics' started by ASSEMbler, May 14, 2007.

  1. NeC5552

    NeC5552 I eat lemons. Like seriously,I really eat lemons.

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    This just makes my skin crawl.
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    From Llamma's hall of shame.I just felt that it needed to be posted.
     
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  2. xraymind

    xraymind Rapidly Rising Member

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    I bet you this was originally posted because the guy was asking why this doesn't work or it didn't "fix" anything...
     
  3. NeC5552

    NeC5552 I eat lemons. Like seriously,I really eat lemons.

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    My concern is what did he use to do this soldering. Maybe one of those soldering guns used to fix CRT TV's?
     
  4. Gamesquest1

    Gamesquest1 <B>Site Supporter 2014</B>

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    i feel it must be a joke.....to do something like that is bad enough...to then decide to post it online.
     
  5. InnocentSam

    InnocentSam Spirited Member

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    Jeez. I'm bad but that's just awful.
     
  6. NeC5552

    NeC5552 I eat lemons. Like seriously,I really eat lemons.

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    The question I found on that picture : can you find anything right? xD
     
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    Pikkon "Moving in Stereo"

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    M54B25 Spirited Member

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    Unfortunately I don't have pictures, but someone who tried repair Debug Station before I bought it, used tin (!) in place of normal cables. He can't solder it, so used a insulating tape to glue it to PCB ;)
     
  9. NeC5552

    NeC5552 I eat lemons. Like seriously,I really eat lemons.

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  10. Tripredacus

    Tripredacus Peppy Member

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    That's no excuse. If I run into a situation where I can't handle a solder job, I have someone else do it.
     
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    That poor NAND . Ive been soldering for about 10yrs + and id say I was only starting to get confident now
     
  12. NeC5552

    NeC5552 I eat lemons. Like seriously,I really eat lemons.

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    By the looks of it,seems like it was some dual NAND mod ore something like that.
     
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    HEX1GON FREEZE! Scumbag Staff Member

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    Gamesquest1 <B>Site Supporter 2014</B>

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    how else can you convince people to pay rip off prices if not using scare tactics......."go to anyone else and THIS!!! will happen", its a very common way of people trying to justify steep prices
     
  15. LeHaM

    LeHaM Site Soldier

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    Yeah that's shameful haha $90 for a 20 min job using a $4 modchip haha
     
  16. grognakbabarian

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    I don't have the cart anymore, and it's not exactly a mod, but I once had a copy of Pokemon Silver, that had a replaced battery (darn thing didn't work). I was going to replace the battery again, so I went to open it. There was a glob of solder so big that it was jamming the cart so it couldn't be opened. I could get the current owner to take a pic if people want to see that monstrosity.
     
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    LeHaM Site Soldier

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    I find it funny how people on those gaming seller groups on Facebook " fix" gameboy carts by using tape to hold down new batteries :/
     
  18. Mechagouki

    Mechagouki Site Supporter 2013,2014,2015

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    Seriously! It takes less than 2 minutes to do this properly and a monkey could do the soldering.
     
  19. nilats

    nilats Site Supporter 2014

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    I won't lie I did my first battery replacements few years ago using electrical tape. I think I broke 2 xacto blades trying to pry the old battery apart. Didn't have soldering iron back then..

    I replaced battery on two carts this last weekend in half the time it took me to do 1 of those old ones.
     
  20. Flash

    Flash Dauntless Member

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    Hmm... I still use electrical tape and small cable ties to fix lithium batteries in cartridges and other small cases when i don't have access to spot welding equipment. Those small button cells just love to make a stinky bang when soldered even with 10W soldering iron and it's almost always impossible to install a battery holder (if it's not a big cartridge like SNES etc.). Of course you can order a battery with contacts but you'll have to wait for delivery when you can buy ordinary 2016/2012/1016 pretty much everywhere.
     

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