Updating the wiikey

Parts The following steps will take you through the process which will allow you to boot games from any SD card connected to the Wasp Fusion chip.

You will need to know how to solder on relatively small pads. Step 1 - Disassembly There are already many guides to do this, but it is a relatively simple process.

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The 3.43V pin can be connected to the 3.3V power supply on the GC motherboard directly.

Although there are many locations with 3.3V I found it easiest to connect to the bottom of the board.

It has since been continued, however an exact clone chip called the Wasp Fusion is still on the market.

Interestingly, the Gamecube has a disc drive that follows extremely similar communication protocols as the Wii and thus, this Wiikey device can also be used on the Gamecube, provided that you want to permanently detach the disc drive and solder the Wiikey connections to the main board.

Afterwards, there are some screws that you can remove with a Phillips screwdriver.

You will need one small screw driver to remove some screws near the memory card ports, it might also come in handy when removing the heat sink.

In my opinion, it is convenient to harvest the Gamecube switch for the lid open/close so you can use the actual buttons on the cube for booting.

Also, I found it easy to add solder to the pads on the motherboard first before trying to solder connections between the breakout and the motherboard.

Now use masking tape to mask off every part higher than the top of the controller ports on the main body. Step 3 - Buttons If you didn't remove them from the main body, you can do so now.

Mask off the edges of the cylindrical buttons with masking tape, only exposing the top. The reason the sides of the buttons are not sprayed is to ensure the paint does not jam the buttons. Spray paint on a previous layer of spray paint can crack if air bubbles form on the surface.

This process is also described on the same site and can be found . That's why I took the extra time to paint my Gamecube :).

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