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Beginner attempting Teensy installation
Beginner attempting Teensy installation –
Allright, so over the past couple of months I have been reading up on the two protocols necessary for downgrading the PS3 using either the Teensy++ or Progskeet. I would like to make it clear that as of two weeks ago I had NO experience in soldering. With that said, I ordered a soldering practice kit from amazon for 7 bucks and bought a soldering iron/tool from radioshack last week. After putting together the practice kit with the help of youtube videos highlighting proper soldering techniques, I slowly became more and more comfortable with soldering.
Yesterday my Teensy++ board arrived in the mail and I am going to attempt to downgrade my PS3 using the board during the weekend. I was wondering if there were a couple of you here that are definitely going to be online on Saturday that can answer any questions I may have during the process.
Besides a small amount of knowledge on circuits, I am really a beginner to all of this. The reason why I am fine with possibly bricking my system is because I am just tired of being foreign to electronics. I don't use my PS3 much, and thus, this seems like a proper project to undertake. I am going to strictly follow the direction provided by the NORway thread.
After installation, I am definitely willing to provide a true guide to beginners for the installation of teensy boards with lots of pics.
using a practice kit like this http://www.amazon.co.uk/EZTEK-SKP101...7234648&sr=8-4 is fine but once you have learned how to use the soldering iron properly i would seriously practice soldering wires on to small chips befor attemtping to solder the ps3 just dismantle an old vcr player or some other redundent electrical device and practise on the chips. you should also consider buying a hands free magnifying glass and a scalpol, these are brilliant aids whn soldering
This is the soldering kit I used was called the Practical Soldering Project Kit: Home Improvement from amazon
The kit contained a practice section for through hole soldering on to the board provided, which is very similar in size to the teensy board. I bought a magnifying glass as well that day. The teensy is so frikkin small, it baffled me initially.
If you think that is hard, don't even try reballing, lmao. 0.30mm solder balls are still really tough for me.
I agree with rrelite. Take apart another junker first, before playing around with something that costs so much to replace. Those kits don't teach you how to propery deal with SMDs. And flux is your best friend, lol. For some good tutorials, try sparkfun.com. They have some really good beginner guides.