Soldering of a Xeno GC

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Dec 5, 2008

Soldering of a Xeno GC by Matt93 at 10:16 PM (1,539 Views / 0 Likes) 4 replies

  1. Matt93
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    Hi, I am going to be getting a Xeno GC modchip for my gamecube. Need some advice on how to solder it. I am kind of a noob to soldering. I don't think I will be doing a wired solder, but just soldering it directly to the board like it is designed to be. I have a 30 watt iron and some rosin core electrical solder.

    Do I need to heat up the solder points of the chip and board with the iron before I actually apply the solder to solder it? Could it damage it? Also, when I solder, can I put some solder on the tip of the iron and solder it that way? The gauge of the solder wire is too big to actually touch it to the points.
     
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    I think using flux would help.
     
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    My solder says that it has its own Rosin Flux core and that no additional flux is necessary. Btw, bought my Xeno GC 2.0 and gamebit.
     
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    It still helps. Try it.
     
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    Thanks, I will look into fluxing.

    Do you or anyone else have any tips or techniques on soldering modchips? Do you have to heat the solder points? Will it damage the chip or GC?
     

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