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Matrix MXL2 –
I got this from divineo, i have a V4. Not the greatest solderer, i need some tips, i did a few wires, but they looked pretty bad so i took them off and put the whole playstation back together. im afriad that if i cant do the ground and power wires (which are the biggest and probably easiest to do) that i am definitly gonna have some trouble when i solder to a chip. If anyone knows of like anyway that i can practice please reply, i dont want this thing to be a total waste. thanks
Practice on an old junk board like a modem until your confident enough to try your ps2. Basic tools.... 15-18 watt iron, solder, flux, kynar wire, multimeter, magnifing glass.
Read around for some soldering tips.
i just got a really old computer mobo from my dad. im gonna practice on that. ill let you know how it goes.
If anyone else has any tips, please post, its probably gonna be a few days before i actually do this becuase im scared to burn out the ps2 board
I was soldering to the computer mobo, and i was doing fine untill i tried to do the chips (like the things with the feet coming out and going down to the board) it was really difficult to do, and i was only able to get one or two wires on. i am really confident up to the point of where i need to solder to the ps2 chips. i really need some tips, i bought a AR max only to find out you cant do a swap with it, and i bought this $30 chip, i really want to use it.....
Can you get "Kynar" wire from Radio Shack? Or is Kynar the normal kind of wire sold?
I've done lots of soldering for car audio, never heard of Kynar.
And a tip for soldering chip legs - get 2 single-edge razor blades. Bend the blades along the razor's edge, really close to the edge. Put the razor blade bent edges between the chip legs so you can only get at one leg, makes it easier to hit just one chip leg. (learned that one from this forum)
Kynar is just shielded 30AWG and yes it's readily available at RS. Here's the # on the blue kynar from RS I have.... 278-503