Quick Solder Question

Discussion in 'Wii - Hacking' started by instigator, Feb 13, 2007.

  1. instigator

    instigator Advanced Member

    Jan 28, 2007
    I'm new to soldering so please bear with me [​IMG]

    I've recently read a couple of people suggest that when quick soldering a modchip you can just melt the solder and let it "fall" into place without ever letting the iron touch any of the surfaces.

    Wouldn't this result in a "cold", poor quality solder joint? From what I've read all of the surfaces in contact with the solder need to be heated for a good solder joint/optimal conductivity.

    Please feel free to correct me if I'm off base!
  2. Hooya

    Hooya GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

    Aug 25, 2006
    United States
    Central Illinois
    Yeah, you can't really do that effectively. You need contact. In general though I would suggest not doing any quicksolder method, but rather use wires to the quicksolder points anyway.

    The Cyclowiz fits in the middle of the drive board and can be mounted there with electrical tape. There's a picture out there somewhere but I don't have it handy.