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I have a v9 PS2, 15 watt soldering iron, 9-10 ft of 30awg kynar insulated wire,
1-1.5 feet of 22-24 gauge insulated wire (for the 5v and GND points),
7-8 inches of .032 diameter 60/40 light-duty rosin-core solder
.022 dia 62/36/2 Rosin-Core Silver-Bearing Solder, 5 ft of Desoldering braid,
Matrix infinity modchip, and the install diagram. Should I use the silver or the 60/40 rosin-core? Anything else I need, and any site with soldering tips for beginners? Thanks!
ANY ADVICE/TIPS ARE GREATLY APPRECIATED!
Feel free to AIM me thanks!
Sounds like you've got everything down except for flux! The important thing is to take your time and if something isn't sticking, let it cool down and use some flux to help you out.
The guy there said I didn't need flux when I said I wanted some, he said it has rosin-core flux built into it
Still use some flux,it really does help.
Also its good to get a old borken pci graphics or eqevelent card and practice soldering on it till you feel confedent to do the real thing
Alright so i'll get some rosin-core flux.
Also, any tips?
When soldering dont keep the soldering iron on a piont too long becouse you might lift the contack and it is normally extreemly hard to fix so I would say 2 seconds max on a piont.
Als the Soldering iron is hot if you get burned on it will sting for days,just ask enay technition.
Yes, the burns do hurt, but as long as it's just a flash burn (contact for 3 secs or less) it doesn't take too long to heal. I was changing my oil on my Accord some time ago and I accidentally forced my forearm onto the exhaust piping and I had a HUGE burn mark the size of a band-aid for weeks. The worst part is that I'm scarred for life.