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Discussion in 'Xbox 360 - Modding & Hacking' started by Viper3, Apr 4, 2007.

  1. Viper3

    Viper3 Regular member

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    I was trying to mod my xbox360 controller and I always have trouble. I go to radio shack and buy the 15-watt soldering iron, solder, and some copper braid and it's just so difficult getting those small spots. Am I using a good soldering iron or what? I feel like I'm missing something. Like I'm using a huge soldering iron for a small spot. Thanks.
     
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    I'm a little curious on what a modded controller will do, care to explain.

    Can you find a smaller soldering gun?
     
  3. Sandwich1

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    You can mod a 360 controller with lights in the buttons or different coloured SMDs in the ring of light. ..Try using a smaller pointy bit on you soldering iron. You can make or buy one. (they're supposed to come out just like drill bits only all you have to do is loosen a screw.
     
  4. mikeismad

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    yeah, if you need to you can get a grinder and grind it down, use like a dremal or something
     
  5. Viper3

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    It's still pretty small. I just don't know how to make the solder go to a small spot so that it doesn't cover up other holes and make a connection that wasn't previously there. Does anyone have a reccomendation on the solder sucker or do you think the braid should do just fine because I have a problem desoldering as well, but that may be because of the size of the bit.
     
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    just be careful, i never have issues soldering anything
     

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