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ps2 soldering iron

Discussion in 'PS2' started by mozo88, Oct 20, 2004.

  1. mozo88

    mozo88 Guest

    where can i get a ps2 soldering iron?
    What size tip should i use?
    Where do i get the wires for it?
    What solder should i use?

    thanks
     
  2. notmyname

    notmyname Regular member

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    IMHO, since you dont know what soldering iron and tip to use, I would guess you are a soldering noob (no insult intended). You are very likely going to fry your PS2.
     
  3. nelswick

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    yeah man get it installed. after you pay for an iron, solder flux, and all that shit your just about up to 50 bucks and you still have a high chance of frying your ps2. these guys do excellent installs http://www.norcalmods.com
     
  4. L-Burna

    L-Burna Active member

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    Well for one thing mozo88 you can't just jump into soldering.You have to do research and actually experience it before attempting installs right.The PS2 isn't something you should start off with,maybe some old motherboard off a PS1 or some electic device that has a motherboard to it.The weller solder irons are pretty good,and you can buy flux and the wire from radioshack.I think radioshack has all the required needs which is a good place to look at.I think if you are going to get a modchip you should probably learn how to solder,but if you think the modchip will not be outdated for a long time then no get a premod.The good thing about being able to solder also is if your modchip ever gets outdated you can replace it with something better instead of having to pay for another modchip install and taking the old modchip out which can get expensive.I agree with notmyname and nelswick with the information you know right now,you won't be able to mod your system on your own.
     
  5. mozo88

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    i am going to solder cause i like taking risks...
    who cares if i fry a ps2...i dont
    i did work on a ps1 board and i did it like cake...i am a natural

    so lemme restate the questions

    where can i get a ps2 soldering iron?
    What size tip should i use?
    Where do i get the wires for it?
    What solder should i use?

    thanks
     
  6. lucifer69

    lucifer69 Regular member

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    radioshack and it has to be 15 watts
     
  7. L-Burna

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    Well not always,you can get a Weller and just adjust to 15Watts right.The wire you need is 30awg kynar insulated wire,along with 22-24 gauge wire for the GND and 5v points.
     
  8. L-Burna

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    Oh and you will need to pick up solder which should be .032 diameter 60/40 light rosen core solder.Make sure you get some flux,and make sure it is for electrical work also.The size of the tip should be sharp pretty sharp.
     
  9. mozo88

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    can i get this all from radio shack?
    cause i looked on their website and they dont have the 30-34 AWG wire. if u find it their give me the link
    if u can find a link at radio shack for a good iron...gimme that one too

    thanks
     
  10. L-Burna

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    Alright I found some good tools for what you need.I was looking at this, http://www.modchipman.com/product_info.php?cPath=23&products_id=30 .This is the modchip install kit which is enough to do a modchip install,includes the wire for all the points and the solder for it.The flux,tip tinner,and cleaner are not sold with it though.These things you can pick up at radioshack,especially flux.If you can also you can get these tools for soldering http://www.modchip.ca/store/customer/home.php?cat=260 which should be a 15Watt solder iron I am assuming,lenline brush,and another install kit which will include more wire if you need it,plus a desolder wick.It is not always bad to have extra for the job right.The Weller irons and tips for it you can find here http://www.allspec.com/start/weller.html?s=o .Hope this helps you out with some of the tools on getting started.I would go with the Weller iron,but the one I mentioned above is cheaper.Here is the tip tinner for cleaning your iron http://www.radioshack.com/product.a...y_name=CTLG_011_009_007_002&product_id=64-020 .You can find the flux here also http://www.radioshack.com/product.asp?catalog_name=CTLG&product_id=64-022 .Everything I mentioned should give you the tools for getting started,along with other tips from users here.
     
  11. mozo88

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    thanks

    man u gave me all the info i needed in one post...
     

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