Soldering to the NAND
I've got a NAND ps3 that im trying to solder wires directly to my NANDs for my progskeet and for the life of me, I can't understand how anyone can get the wires to stick to the pins.
I've got a old dvd drive that im practicing on but the wires either move or they dont (for lack of a better way of saying this) want to stick together.
My tip is clean and i've tinned the wire.
Is there something im missing or is there some secret to soldering the wire on.
Thank you in advance. :)
1-Clean the tip of the soldering iron with damp sponge
2-Tin the wire
3-Put some flux on the point you want to solder (I assume they're the legs of the nand chip you want to solder on)
4-Turn on the soldering iron and wait until it heats up
5-Put the tip of the soldering iron on the point and add some solder "slowly" so that u won't put more than its needed
6-Solder the wire
I suggest u search for demos and practice on old boards before u try on ur ps3
Definitly I wouldn't try to solder on the ps3 without practicing.
Just to confirm would adding flux cause the solder to want to bridge? The reason I ask is because in my search for a method, I read in a forum it would.
In general flux helps prevent oxidation during the soldering process and melting the solder faster but bridges are cause of missplacing the
soldering iron or hand shaking and most important putting "more" solder than needed on the point
but if u make mistake and bridged two legs together u can always use solder sucker (Desoldering pump) or (Solder wick) and resolder again on the points
just make sure u don't put the soldering iron on the point for long time cause overheating may damage the board
Sorry for all the noobish questions. Would regular electrical tape be the best to hold it down to the pin or do you have any other suggestions?
Originally Posted by ALAFOX7
Any good brand electrical tape will do the work just make sure it's little far from the soldering point so that it won't melt
I know you might want to get the soldering iron out and do something, but my suggestion is take the easy way out and buy the clip they sell now.. well worth the money.
not to mention the risk of cooking the NAND with the soldering iron..