Is it common for you guys to tin the wire and then just touch it to the point on the motherboard or mod chip and touch the soldering iron to that tinned wire and point at the same time?
The reason I'm asking is that I have a 15w Radio Shack soldering iron with the stock tip that came with it. I pulled out a dead NIC card and it has chips similar to what the PS2 mobo looks like. I attempted to heat the area and then apply the solder. Nothing happend lol. I had to actually touch the solder to the iron in order for it to go onto the connection which resulted in the pins being bridged.
So, is it safe to assume that the way you guys do it is not the regular methodical way of heating the area and then applying solder after you've moved the soldering iron away but instead you tin the wire that is going to be attached to whatever point, tape the wire down or some how hold it down and then touch your soldering iron to the wire/point in order for it to stick?
Thanks in advance.