Magic 2 v4 need soldering tips...
I am installing a Magic 2 chip on a v4 no gap, and am having serious problems with the 8 VIAs (aka extremely tiny rings) on the topside of the board. Is there any other place I can solder instead of the VIAs? I am super paranoid about over heating them, and I can't get it to stick. Even when I get somewhat of a hold, they always pop off. There is such small amount of metal to work with here. :(
The ones I am talking about are A-I, in this diagram:
The worst thing is, that when I flip it over, it is going to pop them all off, because it has to lay flush against the disk drive. Whoever has done one of these, what have you done?
I would take soldering 100 bios chip legs over these things anyday. You v5/v6 people should feel lucky you get pads to solder to. :P