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February 18, 2007

Hacking the Nintendo Wii Console

at 12:11 pm. Filed under Crazy Hacks, Funny Hacks, Game Hacks

It’s funny how these security experts can pick apart the Nintendo Game Cube and Wii security implementation. Have a close look at the connector in the picture, that’s right it says ‘insert modchip here’…

Video after the jump.

“Interesting if not long-winded explanation of DVD Security on Nintendo’s Wii

Cover’s everything from Nintendo’s original flaws in the Gamecubes copy protection and extensively covers the Wii’s security procedures, well worth a watch if console hacking is your thing…..”

Via: Hack a Wii

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LCD Monitor Backlight to LED Conversion

at 5:43 am. Filed under Computer Hacks, DIY Hacks, Electronic Hacks

Keith Wakeham, an engineering student replaced the backlight of a LCD monitor to operate using LED lighting.

“My very wonderful cousin gave me an old 17″ LCD made by the company GEM (I don’t know who they are) which was making a big racket with squealing. I knew it was the backlight so I said I’d take it knowing that to get it repaired by a pro would cost 30-60 for the inverter and a few hours of labour. Being A poor student that wasn’t going to happen but I knew it was a decent panel and wanted a second monitor for my laptop.

So I decided to see if I could drive the existing CCFL’s with a Computer UV CCFL kit and barring that would try LED’s (Which are salvaged from Princess Auto Head Lamps).”

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