I am not too bad at soldering , but a few pointers and I might actually get good at this.
What is the difference between Rosin Solder and Silver Bearing Solder?
I use both. I also use Rosin Solder Flux , applied with a toothpick to my solder points. Is this necessary with Rosin Solder?
My biggest problem is that I can't seem to get the TIP of my solder tip to tin.
The solder allways crawls up the angle of the tip. This makes it VERY difficult to tin bios pads and such. What might I be doing wrong.
I simply ground down a standard 15w tip to about the angle of a pencil tip , but with a sharp point. I have tried applying Flux to the tip first , then the solder. I have also just tried applying solder. Nothing I do seems to give me enough solder on my tip to get a good bead when tinning. This makes for some VERY tedious work.
I had a VERY difficult time trying to connect points T1 , T2 , F1 and F2 on my NeoFix XIV. I can't guarantee that the contacts were solid , and I think this is why my DVD drive no longer spins.
I have a very steady hand , and hopefully once I get this "tip tinning" down , my ps2 will see some happier days , as I still have the HDCombo waiting for me.........
Thanks for any help!