Solved Wii Native VGA no picture

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Hi, I'm working on performing the native VGA mod on my wii and I'm failing to get an image out of the VGA connection.

I've checked continuity on the pigtail connector I made and it's all good, and tried RGB connections both at the AV connector pins and before the video capacitors and neither works. The VGA mod is as far as I can tell working though because I am getting hsync and vsync. I've tried multiple monitors and they will wake up and be in [email protected] but there's no image. Composite out still works, and if I use composite out to reinstall without VGA enabled, component still works, so as far as I can tell I didn't break anything. Hopefully this is just a software issue.
 

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Can you provide clear photos of all of your wiring pls?
 
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Here, I did spot the bent pin 64 and correct it after taking the pictures but it didn't fix anything.

I replaced the AVE chip because I damaged my original one trying to solder the HV pins and it seems I didn't do the best job reflowing it so some of the pins may be making poor contact, although it will output 480i over component with the patch disabled, which is to my understanding the same pins as RGB, but it seems to blank out when I enable progressive scan. The replacement AVE chip is from a first revision 6 layer wii and the original was an AVE-RVL A from a 40 revision wii if that makes any difference. Does the mod simply not work on an NTSC console and I missed this somewhere?
 

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HV sync looks a little funny, but you said they're good, yes? No shorts to neighbouring pins or each other? Also have you been connecting mode to 3.3v to enable VGA output? I don't see the mode pin being jumpered in the photos
 
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They look like ass but yes HV sync is the one thing that is working, and yes I've been connecting it. For testing I started just using a component cable to enable it because I got tired of soldering and desoldering it. I went over the questionable attached AVE pins with my iron and I'm about to give it another test, the problem might just be my shoddy AVE reflow.

Edit: It works now! Going to do some further testing and then carefully reassemble my Wii.
 

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Audio was broken too but it was also a bad solder joint, on the I2S input to the AVE. Everything is fixed now and I'm going to put it back together. It looks amazing on my CRT. Will post pictures.
 
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It looks great on my CRT. I might look into still getting an OSSC though to get the varying video modes under control and possibly add scanlines, because if anything it's a little bit too crisp and brings out aliasing and poor texture resolution lol.
 
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