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Matrix Infinity on V10 (or 11)
Matrix Infinity on V10 (or 11) –
I'm having a little trouble soldering my Matrix Infinity in my V10 (or 11) PS2... on the back side of the board are the alternates for the points on the legs of one of the chips. I cannot ever get any of the wires to stay there. They will stick but any movement at all will knock them out. Does anyone have any tips on soldering these small points? I have all of the others done.
I took a tiny blade in my xacto knife and twisted it lightly in the via opening. Then I took a sharp round toothpick and put a tiny bit of flux in there. Then I tinned the wire, and put a small amount of flux on the wire. Then they stuck pretty good. Before I did all of that I had the same problem that you are having. They would stick, but any movement would pull them loose. A scraped point and flux are your answers.
Flux is not even needed if you scrape the point properly.. the point should be shiny after you scrape it.
flux may not be needed, but it sure does make soldering a BREEZE!!! You touch the iron to it, and it is done in a split second!
Hehe.. so true. But if you don't have flux, you don't absolutely need it. I don't know if too much flux is a bad thing, but flux in moderation is certainly a godsend for modders.
Plus, it smells good when you heat it.. (did I just say that?)
LOL... smells good.....
Originally Posted by Thinkdiff
Anyhow, yeah, too much isn't a good thing. The solder will shoot everywhere that the flux is instantly. If you do pick up flux, use it very sparingly.