Question about install
I have a V7 board and getting the cc 2.0 pro sle chip some time this week. I'm pretty good with soldering so thats not a problem.
I just have a question about the chip itself. Why is there so many grounds? I've seen a bunch of installs that use different grounds. How do you know which point on the board is good for soldering the ground too?
The different ground points ensure that the chip can be placed on different boards in different places. It's a matter of convenience, to make it easier to place the chip.
To find ground points on the board, look at the install pics here: http://www.norcalmods.com/gallery/ , or look at the official install diagrams here: http://crystal-chips.com/main/content/view/27/42/
best regards Jones23
Yep you only need to use 1 ground. A lot of people solder the ground to the edge of the board like this.
If you have a multimeter then you can check the resistance of the point you want to use to the edge. If there is no resistance you can use that point.
can anyone of u guys help me? I need help soldering to the CD/DVD controller chip legs for the HA point since I'm on a V4 Ps2 and there's no other way to go about it! I have a CC2.0 as well...thanks in advance.
I'll be using this soldering iron by the way.
I have that exact same iron. Although with mine, I used a bench grinder to make the tip a finer point to get into the smaller places a little easier. it has made installs a little better in my opinion.
Didn't you get down to the copper? That's what happened to my last iron, I used sand paper though...could I use a file for this instead?
another question for you pro modders. What do you use to bunch up those wires so nicely(wires side by side and stuck to the board)? I can't seem to get mine like that lol. It's just shortest from point a to point b and thats it. no cleaning up like most of these pictures i see on the forum. I'd like to be able to do that.
some ppl use doublesided tape others use superglue(crazy glue in USA?)
superglue is gr8 untill you need to replace wires or trouble shoot an install then it can be a pain
If you don't have a better iron, you can try grinding it down. When you're done, cover the end in flux and put a bunch of solder on it. The solder should stick to the copper.
Originally Posted by p3nnyw1sd0m
Take the wire (use 30 gauge solid core), and strip off a bit of the insulation. Put a 90 degree kink in the end, and put a small bit of solder on the wire. Take a toothpick, and put a small amount of flux on the end. Brush the flux on the HA pin, try not to get it on other pins (not a big deal if you do). Take the iron in your dominant hand, and the wire in the other. Put the iron on the pin of the chip, at the top where it goes into the package. Then push the wire against it, with the part with the insulation down near the bottom of the board, and the end of the wire pointing up. Take away the iron, and keep the wire pressed against the pin for a second. Don't push too hard, or you'll probably push it into the recess between 2 pins.
If you have any old broken hightech stuff laying around (old hard drive, sound card or something), it might be useful to practice a little.