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_archived, May 14, 2007.

  1. ASSEMbler_archived

    ASSEMbler_archived Pillar of the Community ****

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  2. Jamtex

    Jamtex Adult Orientated Mahjong Connoisseur

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    Lol, although I would say that he got what he deserved.
     
  3. PhreQuencYViii

    PhreQuencYViii Champion of the Forum

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    Wow, looks like something if I tried to solder it.
     
  4. kammedo

    kammedo and the lost N64 Hardware Docs

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    :lol: neither I can do such a damage to that poor consolle :p
     
  5. Candycab

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    Good Lord .... I could do better than that with an Acetylene Torch.

    Some people probably shouldnt be in the same room with electronics let alone be trying to "Mod" them :clap:

    Thats as bad as Ive seen in a while.
     
  6. Parris

    Parris I'm only here to observe...

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    that image was simply shocking, I hope the original "modder" gave up the profession and went back to frying hamburgers at McDonalds instead. :fresh:
     
  7. APE

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    Damn, and I thought I was bad. I tried putting a Duo2 SE into my v2 ps2 and it wouldn't boot. Nothing anywhere near as bad as that mind you, just some solder that shorted a line on the bios chip. A quick wick later and it booted, but I managed to fry the resistor at Z point so now I have to take the top of the ps2 off to play games. At least it works?

    Now my overclocked genesis will tell you I am great at soldering when the points don't require muscle relaxants and a microscope.
     
  8. Smithy

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    I just think it's really impressive that he managed to fix it..
     
  9. APE

    APE Site Supporter 2015

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    You should see some of the trace fixes people have done with botched XBox mod installs. Far far worse than that with results just as good.

    People should be licensed to own a soldering iron.
     
  10. ServiceGames

    ServiceGames Heretic Extraordinaire

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    It looks like someone shit all over that poor board... I'm not that great when it comes to soldering, but that's just criminal.
     
  11. andoba

    andoba Site Supporter 2014

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    I don't see how people can do such things. Even, how people can burn or break SMT soldering points on PCB's.

    I use a JCB 14S (14 watt) soldering iron, and if I even push some soldering point hard for a minute I don't get to break them.

    If I connect 4 points with themselves, with moving the iron by the 4 points they get ok another time.

    I don't understand why people likes risking $249 for the $40 that costs installing the modchip on a proper place.
     
  12. ASSEMbler_archived

    ASSEMbler_archived Pillar of the Community ****

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    They just use too hot an iron, like one used for plumbing.

    people are generally cheap and try to get by with what they have.
     
  13. ServiceGames

    ServiceGames Heretic Extraordinaire

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    I'm gonna try welding a modchip into a Wii. I think it'll work great!!
     
  14. Jamtex

    Jamtex Adult Orientated Mahjong Connoisseur

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    If you do remember to post pictures here, still it would be nice to see someone take a arc welder to a Wii. ;)
     
  15. liquitt

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    ouch!!! that poor wii :(
     
  16. ServiceGames

    ServiceGames Heretic Extraordinaire

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    If I could find one cheap in need of repair or something I would do it and video the whole thing.
     
  17. Trenton_net

    Trenton_net AKA SUPERCOM32

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    It's lack of equipment. I think lots of people attempt mod jobs without having the right iron or equipment for it. Not to mention just regular soldering experience.

    You wouldn't want to do a Wii or PS2 on your first attempt. You'd probably want to do some practice on a dead board first.
     
  18. F3Zero

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    Wow. What a waste.

    I wouldnt try that even If I had experience. All I am good at soldering is electric equipment in cars.
     
  19. drx

    drx BLAST PROCESSING. SITE SUPPORTER 2015

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    Hahaha, yeah. I've got one of these. It was used for soldering rail tracks here (lol).

    It can kill you if you let it heat too much (or at least seriously hurt you).
     
  20. RyanGamerGoneGrazy

    RyanGamerGoneGrazy Clubbies Are Minis Too!

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    Try MIG or TIG welding for that special effect!


    I'm not bad at soldering....i fixed an old mp3 player that way....but DEAR GOD...how can someone do that!
     

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