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Magic 3.1 plus came with 16 small blue wires and one thick white wire...does it matter where i put the white wire??

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  1. suki24

    suki24 Member

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    Im not really sure why the white wire ...but it is diff from the other blue wires as it is made of of many strings..??


    Can I treat it as a blue wire and solder it on a letter...
     
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    the white wire is for the ground
     
  3. Ender88

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    make sure that you keep the white wire as short as possible, running it too far could cause the chip to malfunction due to a reverse flow of electrons. look at some pictures of chip installations and try to keep your install like theirs (ie. keep the chip close to a GND pad or the edge where there is a GND strip [copper strip along the edge of the motherboard]).
     
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    could you elaborate when its for the"ground"

    is that meaning its suppose to be for the GND spot on the chip??
     
  5. Ender88

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    yea, which then goes to the GND part on the motherboard...really for your own good, dont solder your chip yet, you need to know more about what you're doing, read up on the subject. if you dont i can almost guarantee you that you will be looking for your ps2 receipt.
     
  6. suki24

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    o wells if I mess up I mess up...I like to think of this as a challenge to my limits...(similar to my clas in Calculus)

    u guys can give me any other tips if you can...Ill tell u how it goes when I finish up/checking over my results

    plus is it alright to place the chip directly over the big black sony square in the middle..?
     
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    just place it where the diagram tell you to. if it doesn't then place it close to a GND and use double sided tape to hold it down to the Motherboard. placing it on a chip is fine.
     
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    try using some flux too. that may help you on some tricky spots.
     
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    I smell disaster.
     

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