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Radioshack calls it wrapping wire. I'll see if I can find it on their site.
so the links i listed are tools needed to solder chip on ps2...?
or i have listed wrong tools.....
just post ur opinion if that tools are not right...
could some 1 please explain what each of these stuff do , cuz i'm super newbie to these stuff , and i might fix a matrix infinity mod in my ps2 cuz i can't go online with my current chip and local stores here doesn't have the chip that i want , all i know about soldering is :
Originally Posted by eMaNoN
1-soldering iron ( the thing that gets hot !! )
2-some kinda wire that gets melted with the soldering iron !! .
and could you tell me what i have to use to Remove my current chip soldering and stuff !! , sorry for the stupid questions guys ....
I use all the same stuff for my mods except for the solder.. I have different radioshack solder that I use, but that solder should be fine. Mine is Rosen Core solder.. it should work better.
metallicaband: DO NOT, DO NOT, DO NOT try to do a PS2 mod as your first or one of your first soldering experiments. It is very difficult, sometimes even for experienced solderers. The points are very small and screw ups can not be tolerated.. the slightest error can cause big problems. Just a warning..
thanx for the warning man , i guess i won't do it !! , cuz the other day i opened my ps2 to see my current mod , and daamn those things are small !!! , but i thought i might give it a shot !! :P , anyway by what you said it seems like it's THAT hard !! , so i'll see if the shop that did my first mod chip would do me an infinity mod chip if i gave them the instructions and stuff , and while were're on the subject , my ps2 is pal v4 and i Never had any problem with it , except lately the laser seems to be a bit weak( sometimes shows the ps2 system menu before it boots the game ) which i think is normal cuz i have it for almost 3 years now and i never changed it !! , so will fixing a new laser and modchip would be worth it for my ps2 ?!! , i mean would it be as good as new when i do these stuff ?! ...
Originally Posted by Thinkdiff
If you want to learn to do it, by all means start learning. just don't jump right to the PS2. get some old PC parts and try soldering wires to some of the small points and see if you can do it. When you feel comfortable in your abilities, go for. Who knows, you might be really good at it. My warning was just so that you wouldn't go in without knowing what you're getting into. It's not a "walk in the park", as they say
As for the laser, if you are havign trouble with it (especially on a old machine like that), you should definitely try to clean it or recalibrate it. Those two things aren't too hard if you find good instructions. For cleaning, just open the PS2, take the cover off the CD Drive using the four screws, and then get a Q-Tip with some alcohol and go in a circular motion on the lens.. then use the other side of the Q-Tip to dry in the same circular motion. Quick and easy procedure to see if your laser is still good.. just needs some cleaning.
i already cleaned it ( i know how to do that (A) :P ) , but it Sometimes shows up the system menu before it boots the game (boots normally after that !) , so it's not that big a deal !, just thought replacing the whole laser would be a good idea if i changed the chip , cuz i might get a good price to fix the laser and chip at the same time , and i don't like returning to the shop again to fix the laser .
so its better to use Rosen Core solder than the solder i listed above...?