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Ps2 V12 modchip - general soldering question
Ps2 V12 modchip - general soldering question –
I'm trying to solder in a modchip to my ps2 v12 - I have soldered some of the points successfully (where there are small circular little copper holes present), however I am unsure of how to solder wires directy to the copper plate PCB points (I am referring to the little flat tiny retangular copper coloured areas in the middle of the pstwo).
I tried heating a small amount of solder on the point in hopes that it would stick but it did not. I've tried tinning the wire, bringing the wire with dried solder over the point but again the solder does not want to stick to the point.
Can anyone offer some suggestions on what I am doing wrong or how to solder such points?
you need a very thin iron and you have to apply solder and run the iron back and forth the point you're trying to tin.
hard to explain but sometimes its harder than other times.
PStwo - soldering iron / pencil ?
PStwo - soldering iron / pencil ? –
Originally Posted by ideas_man69
Right now I'm just using a radio shack iron and its lacking a fair bit as the tip is too large and it is incredibly hard to do with it . What size tip in mm. would you recommend ? Or is there a particular iron / pencil that you have worked with before which works well?
RadioShack's 15W soldering iron will do the trick. I'd recommend applying flux on the pads, gently take some solder with your soldering iron and apply it over them. Wipe off the excess flux and the pads will have been prepared. To ensure good connections, you can quickly put the tip in some flux while applying the wires. It's unlikely any of your wires will fall off after this procedure
Scratch them with the corner of a razor or a fiberglass pen until the boards coating comes off and then flux them. I assume you are talking about vias. That is probably the easiest way to get a good bead on them.