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ElectronAVE Kit
ElectronAVE Kit
ElectronAVE Kit
ElectronAVE Kit
ElectronAVE Kit
ElectronAVE Kit
ElectronAVE Kit
ElectronAVE Kit
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ElectronAVE Kit - Wii Mod

This is the new name for the AVE-HDMI Kit! It is the same product!
The product you receive may have the old logo and name while that is still in stock, but they are identical.

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$79.99
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Size: 46.75mm x 30.6mm
Supply Voltage: 3.3V and 5V
Video Input:  Wii Digital Video
Audio Input:  Wii I2S
Video Output: HDMI
Typical Current: 140mA @ 3.3V, 20mA @ 5V
 
This design accepts the digital video output from the Nintendo Wii and uses ikorb’s GCVideo to output a high quality, configurable HDMI output to any compatible display! All ElectronAVE units are sent with the latest stable release of GCVideo. Currently that version is 3.1.
 
The ElectronAVE can easily be installed into any Wii (excluding the Wii Mini) using the on-board vias associated with the internal digital video and audio communications.

Unlike the original version of the ElectronAVE, this product is a kit. This kit contains the ElectronAVE, a 150mm long flex cable, and a mini-HDMI breakout board.  As of April 4th, 2023 all purchases of this kit will include an IR Sensor Board by default for Wii's that do not have a GameCube controller ports. This board can be installed in Wii's that do have GameCube controller ports, but it is not necessary.
 

This design can either be used directly as is or configured with the use of a universal remote or a GameCube controller. If you want to use a GameCube controller for configuration, then you can press L+R+X+Y and the configuration menu will open. GameCube controllers can only be used on Wii's that have GameCube controller inputs.

All software licensing that appears on ikorb’s repository for GCVideo applies to this product. Electron Shepherd LLC claims no ownership of the binary that is loaded onto this product.

All company, brand, and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders. Electron Shepherd LLC has no affiliation to, is not associated or sponsored by, and has no express rights to third-party trademarks. The terms HDMI, HDMI High-Definition Multimedia Interface, HDMI trade dress and the HDMI Logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing Administrator, Inc. 

Warnings

This installation is difficult if you are not confident in your soldering skills or if you do not have magnification available.  We highly recommend that you review the installation video below before purchasing this to determine whether or not you feel comfortable with all of the steps involved.   If you do not feel comfortable with this installation, then please consider using one of the Recommended Installers in the table below.

When installing the FFC into the kit please ensure that the blue stiffener of the FFC is on the bottom and not the top.

Because of the involved nature of this installation, Electron Shepherd will not be able to process returns or refunds for boards that have previously been installed on a Wii. We will only be able to accept returns and refunds if the kit has not previously been installed.  All of our kits are programmed, inspected, and verified to be functional prior to being shipped out to our customers.

Please be aware that these boards contain components that are sensitive to ESD strikes.  Be sure to handle these using proper ESD handling techniques.

FAQs and Debugging

If you have some questions about this product or you're looking to debug your installation, then you should start by reviewing our ElectronAVE - FAQ and Debug page.

Installation Instructions

The following link has instructions on how to install the ElectronAVE into your Wii (please note that this page is a work in progress and I welcome suggestions on how to improve them): ElectronAVE - Installation Instructions.

If you'd rather follow a video that shows the installation process from start to finish, then please check out the videos linked in the sections below.

Recommended Installers

Electron Shepherd is in the process of validating each of these installers (and new installers to add to this list), 

 Name Email Twitter Website Location Verified?
Voultar - @Voultar https://voultar.com/ Kentucky, USA YES
iFixRetro info@ifixretro.com @ifixretro - New York, USA YES
Modzvilleusa
modzvilleusa@gmail.com
@modzvilleusa https://modzvilleusa.com/ - YES
Retro Digital LLC retrodigitalstore@gmail.com @RetroDigitalLLC https://www.retrodigital.store/ Florida, USA YES
PastPerfectGames pastperfectgames@gmail.com @bahamutfan https://www.pastperfectgames.com/ North Carolina, USA YES
Prof_gLX atelier.retrotech@gmail.com @Prof_gLX - Quebec, Canada YES
PowrUp Gaming powrupgaming@gmail.com @PowrUpGaming https://www.powrupgaming.com/ North Carolina, USA YES
Logistics
support@logisticsct.com @logisticsct https://www.logisticsct.com/ Connecticut, USA  YES
Merki info@merki.net - http://www.merki.net/ Germany YES
Pink Skeleton Gaming - @Pink_Skelly https://pink-skeleton-gaming.com/ In Process
Nostalgic Indulgences nostalgic.indulgences@gmail.com @nosIndulgences - Singapore In Process
Oldskool Consoles david@oldskoolconsoles.com - http://www.oldskoolconsoles.com/ UK Yes

Installation Video 





Customer Reviews

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Francesco Cappello

Good product easy to install :)

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Henry

This makes a world of difference for video quality on the Wii! Awesome product!

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Hugh Burke
Take your time!

After two attempts I have manage to get this kit working with my red wii. On the first attempt I was short on time and had bad lighting and failed to tin the vias properly (I assume that I had shorted them after experimenting with a multimeter). I had broke the kit trying to remove it so I could have another go at soldering it on and it had just ripped. I appreciate that the kit was designed this way however as soldering directly to the chip is far more risky as it can break your console. The gamecube connector was barely functional. I have to keep reconnecting it so I could get it to work and when I did, it would break when I reassembled the Wii, by the end I had just decided to turn the audio on in the menu and go without it. The product otherwise works exactly as described and am more than happy with the results, hopefully the tutorial and trouble shooting sections of this page can be updated as I found it a little lacking with cutting holes in the Wii (particularly if you wanted an IR sensor).

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Dillon F.
Not so daunting

The installation in my launch wii was a breeze, first attempt was a success, just take your time, build up the solder balls, and you’ll feel it work. 10/10 will buy at least one more.

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Jacob Piontek
Excellent Hd Wii mod

Very good and simple to install Wii mod, however if you don't have access to any kind of magnification then it could be very difficult to install.