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sumas
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Close look on WODE

Post by sumas » Wed Jun 01, 2011 8:48 pm

Hey Guys,

Some of you know that my soldering iron died, so i have alot of spare time :P

OK, i just took my wode out of the wii, to put it in a gc later on.
On a close look at the host connecter it seems to me that not all pins are connected to a controller on the board.

Could somebody approve of this?

Not all pins are needed on the mainboard side?
If someone understands german better than my englisch, here you go:

Hallo Leute,

Wie ihr vll wisst hab ich meine Lötstation zerstört, uns somit viel zuviel zeit :P

OK, ich hab gerade meinen WODE aus der wii genommen da ich ihn später in den GC einbauen möchte.
Als ich mir den Anschluss vom Host Kabel näher angeschaut habe is mir aufgefallen dass nich alle Pins belegt sind.
Soll heißen es sind nicht alle Pins an die Kontakten der Contoller die auf der Platine sind geführt.

Kann dies jemand bestätigen?
Sind nicht alle Pins zur Mainboardseite hin benötigt?


thanks to liquitt for correction
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Re: Close look on WODE

Post by emu_kidid » Wed Jun 01, 2011 11:06 pm

if you look at the connection guide that Ashen has made, he only joins what is necessary.

You can find it here: http://www.gc-forever.com/forums/viewto ... ?f=3&t=416

Only one or two are indeed not connected, the rest are, even though a large amount of them are GND.
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Re: Close look on WODE

Post by Ashen » Thu Jun 02, 2011 12:36 am

Yea, Actually someone from modretro just asked this exact question.

Even though when you look at the wiikey/WODE chips it may appear that there are no traces coming from the pins. They actually just run backwards underneath the FFC connector. Most go to a common ground, some to via's. Testing with a multimeter will confirm this for you.
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Re: Close look on WODE

Post by sumas » Thu Jun 02, 2011 9:00 am

thanks a lot.

Actually i own only a wode so i couldn´t compare with wiikey.

With mulimeter i tried but with the "paint" on the board i get no connection by the pins on the other side. (Don´t know the right word but its just like paint ^^)

So i just tryed some pins and all had connection to ground.
a other thought struck me, that its an mulilayer more than 2 layers.

This gnd pins i could set on ground on the gc board, so i don´t have to connect to flex wire.

thanks a lot.
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