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HOW THE HELL DO YOU SOLDER SUCH SMALL POINTS?!!!

Discussion in 'PS2' started by infusion, Apr 4, 2003.

  1. infusion

    infusion Member

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    MAN. I just got the Magic 3.1 red mod. It didn't come with any wires. But when I saw the installation pictures for versions 1,2,and 3 it looked easy. When I opened up the PS2. WHOLLLY COW. It so small compared to the pictures. How in the world am I going to do this. Any tips? What do I need. Will a 30 amp soldering iron with fine tip work? Thanks
     
  2. _Filo_

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    Hehe .. I think thats everyones reaction :)

    Use a 15watt iron and the smallest bit you can get (avoid copper bits, get a iron plated one as the copper gets dirty soon as you power it one and you have to keep cleaning with glass paper).

     
  3. itsawgood

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    My advice...DON'T ATTEMPT IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I ruined my first PS2 trying to install a Magic 3.1 modchip. I am on my second PS2 now and use the Flip Top and Swap discs..love it, works perfect. I just wish I would have known about the Flip Top in the first place.
     
  4. c7015

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    carefully ....lol


    dont try it if you are overwhelmed with the size because it is so easy to make a mistake

    if you do atempt it make sure you have desolder wick and when you get to the bios solders you might want to put the solder on the wire first and then you just heat up the contact for a second and place the 2 together (this way there is less chance of a big gob of solder bridgeing your connections) but you do have to make sure if you do it this way that your connections are good and not weak ones.
     
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    itsawgood does the swap thingy play dvd9 games, just curious
     
  6. Mooshie

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    I ordered a Messiah 2 from modchipman.com thinking my father, who is an electrical engineer with years of circuit board experience, could do this for me.
    After seeing how damn small those solder points were even under 8x magnification we decided to send the chip and my PS2 back to modchipman and have him
    install it for 60 bucks. It is possible we could have done the install ourselves but the risk of damage was greater than the cost of sending it off to have it installed professionally.
     
  7. Prime_vci

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    another thing u cpould do for the bios is get one of those razor blades and put therm in between the pins i herd people doign this so it wont bridge...
     

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