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4 wires left... NEED HELP to desolder...
4 wires left... NEED HELP to desolder... –
hi, guys... I was trying to install a DUO chip on my V5 machine last nite. I accidentally soldered 2 legs of a chip together. (see attached pic). What am I supposed to do now?? What would be an effective desoldering tool to get the solder out?? PLEASE HELP.
Last edited by bimmer; 08-05-2004 at 07:14 AM.
it is between the 4th and 5th leg... I wonder what's gonna happen if leave them connected... Any ideas?
just take some solder ribbon and remove the solder!
LOL, maybe the PS2 won't work? Yeah I got an idea. Should've gotten some desoldering braid and some flux. Do you have some? If you do you can unbridge that thing with ease.
Originally Posted by bimmer
guys, thanks for the help. I was browsing in Radio shack's website, basically they have desoldering pump and desoldering braid. I have no clue what they are and am hoping someone can tell me which one is more effective for my case...
T07N, I did buy flux as you recommended, and it did help me alot... BUT, how did you solder the wires on the tiny legs??... I need to do 17 wires for a DUO chip, I was up all nite with my friend, and finished 13.(later on got screwed on the 14th cause I bridged the legs...) What we did was I was holding the wire up to the point/leg, and he was doing the solderings... You charge $45 for the job, I think it is a REALLY good deal... i should've let u do it...
I am still up and waiting to go to radio shock to get some desoldering stuff...
The leg you're trying to solder to is very easy to do.
Place the board on the table. Strip the wire just as long as the little leg, or even a little shorter but not longer than the leg. Dip the tip of the wire into the flux, tin it. Then put a little bit of solder on the tip of the wire. Then just have yourself hold the wire on one hand and have the iron on the other and solder away.
I guessed you bridged the connection because you got some solder on the iron and you kinda slipped or you put too much solder on the wire. Either way it should be easy to remove. Just don't leave the soldering iron on the ic leg for more than 1 or 2 seconds.
Last edited by T07N; 08-05-2004 at 10:03 AM.
Do not buy the soldering pump thing, they are garbage and a waste of money...
HAHA. Yeah those things are only good for sucking solder balls the size of your thumb haha.
Originally Posted by tiggersbowl1
in case other people are still wondering (didnt read all the other posts, so i dont know if he fixed the problem or not), if you bridge 4 and 5, the picture will be a little messed up, the sound will be all distorted and will skip alot, and the discs will boot up to a black screen, then about 5 seconds later, it will go back to the browser, with the disc there, and if you push X on the disc, it will go black for about 3 seconds, then back to the browser. if you reset the system, you will either get a black screen for the rest of the times you try again until you turn the main power switch off for a little bit, or you will never get just a black screen and you will just get what i described up there over and over again. if you do get the black screen thing, and you put a disc in, you can hear boot up, but of course you wont hear it.
Only reason i know all this is cuz i had the same bridge for 3 monthes before i found it, and then i had a working ps2 again.
Wow, you left that thing there for 3 months then decided to look at it again?