Where did you get such a fine tip soldering iron? Did the tip come with it? Where can I purchase it?Originally posted by joe194b
I've just installed my first modchip (messiah 2) and it wasn't easy time and patience is a virtue.
The tools i used were:
Antex CS18 soldering iron with a 0.12mm tip
Electrolube surface mount solder paste
Electrolube flux pen (looks just like a marker pen)
Electrolube flux remover pen (i used this to remove the protective coating from ps2 pcb)
Desolder braid (i didn't need this fortunatley)
And a steady hand
I used normal solder for the GND, 3.3v wires and all wire connections to the messiah 2 pcb all other connections i used solder paste. Read Charlie_Ps2 soldering tips in his meesiah 2 install guide.