PS1/2 Help!! Adding solder to a pre existing contact?

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Is it possible to add more solder to a contact?

Reason I'm needing to On my psx sometime wires comes off and soldering it back i lose a lil bit of solder Eventualy there won't be enough to hold the wires

(Switched to wires from a USB Cable (single color kynar wire makes it a pain))

My soldering iron is a fine point one but still hard to control exactly where solder will go and don't want to ruin the board

So any suggestions?

I tried over tinning (Using solder to hold the wire strands together) some wires but that doesn't seem to help at all
 

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Clean point and put some flux on it. Then just tin it as normal , clean point + flux=solder goes where you want it. Also multicore wire is fail for chipping stuff , single core is better.
 

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QUOTE said:
Clean point and put some flux on it. Then just tin it as normal , clean point + flux=solder goes where you want it. Also multicore wire is fail for chipping stuff , single core is better.

Um actually i tried the "best" wire first and it was a pain in the ass the multi core made it a lot easier due to multi colors and me not having a striper for 30awg wire which made the wire break really easy since it scored the wire

And since i don't want to spend $25+ for 7 different colors this usb wire is perfect for my need and tinning a wire is a good practice and makes it perform nearly as exact if not as exact single core


But thanks very much for the tips thank you
 

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Not all flux is corrosive , proper flux for doing electronic work is non-corrosive and non-conductive. You got corrosive stuff and you have the wrong type.
 
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