Installing XenoGC

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  1. sonic2756
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    sonic2756 Friendly Neighborhood Wolf

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    So I bought a XenoGC after Datel screwing me out of $30 for a SD Media Launcher.

    As a person with very little soldering experience, should I attempt installing this myself? It doesn't seem that difficult considering its just a QSB...
     
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    andre104623 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Well that depends have you ever soldered anything before if the answer is no then don't even think about it. QSB's can be your best friend or your worst enemy sometimes I have contact issues with the xenogc and other times I don't I have done about 9 xeno installs so far and once with wires​
     
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    The two hardest points are the 2 circle points on the top of the xeno. My best advice is to put the xeno in place with some tape then the 4 points that are on the sides of the xeno put some solder on the pads of the chip then look where the point on the drive board is in each hole. Then take the solder iron and drag the solder from the chip to the drive board point. The two holes on top of the xeno the way I do it is fill the hole with solder and take a piece of single wire and push the wire though the solder in the hole till it hits the correct point on the drive board and cut off the excess
     
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    They should of added a extra drill hole there between the two complete circle via to break them up like the other points. That and the thickness of the board, makes them a bit harder to install. I would agree on taping up extra contacts, or use wires as de-soldering the chip may be harder without experience.
     
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