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Magic 3 Soldering Help

Discussion in 'PS2' started by nosferatu, Dec 24, 2002.

  1. nosferatu

    nosferatu Member

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    I've got the Magic 3 chip and have everything installed except for a few points, if anyone is familiar these points are Q,T,U,V,R and G,H,D,I on the other side of the board. They seem to be copper points and my 15 & 25 watt soldering iron won't seem to get the solder to stick to these points. All the other connections are firm but I can't seem to get these almost copper points to stick.

    Anyone who has completed this chip have any suggestions on what I can do to make it work? Do I need a certain type of solder? This is for the V7 Playstation 2 board that I am testing at the moment.

    If anyone can post here or email me with help, it would be greatly appreciated: nosferatu@hawaii.rr.com

     
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  3. SLR

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    I've completed 2 of these mods and never had a problem with the solder. I gently scraped the copper pads with a razor blade first and then applied a coating of flux. Provided the iron is then hot enough the solder flowed onto the pads perfectly. The excess flux is then wiped off.
    Hope this helps.
     
  4. nosferatu

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    I should try the flux I think, although Im not to sure what to ask for. I generally purchase my supplies from Radio Shack, do you know what I should be looking for?

    I've done the scraping of the points to try and help with regular solder but it doesnt stick, I hope the flux will help.

    Thanks again everyone!
     
  5. Supleh2

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    Flux flux flux!
     
  6. Oner

    Oner Moderator Staff Member

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    Supleh2 and SLR have the right answer to make it a bit easier. Flux helps "pull" in the solder and makes a stronger connection to the board. There are different types like liquid or paste etc. try either one it's worth it weight. Dexter
     
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