Recommendations for Soldering PCB

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  1. froggestspirit
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    froggestspirit D/P/Pt Demix Guy

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    I'm going to look into doing the wii OMGWTF trim once it comes in the mail. I'm not too new to soldering, but I want some recommendations from some more experienced people on here. I have done 3DS nand mods (temporary) to restore a few bricked consoles, but I'm probably going to buy a new soldering iron (prefferably cheap). I do have a large spool of 30 gaige speaker wire that I use for most of my stuff (and generally works well.
     
  2. Alkéryn

    Alkéryn Master of cookies ~

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    Well i have an hakko fx 888d, not cheap but one of the best soldering iron you can buy
     
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    I suggest getting an iron that can display heat. 320°C is recommended for small components and 350°C for larger things.

    Also, have flux and a solder wick at hand. Doing precise soldering without either is strongly not recommended.
     
  4. Alkéryn

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    Also rosin core lead is easier to use, i think the easiest one is 63/37%
     
  5. Alkéryn

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    Wow this thread seem dead ^^