Soldering question

Discussion in 'Wii - Hacking' started by Tagg7, Oct 3, 2007.

  1. Tagg7
    OP

    Tagg7 GBAtemp Fan

    Member
    395
    0
    Jun 24, 2007
    United States
    I was thinking that soldering would be a piece of cake (my first time), but it is hard as hell. My question is, what do you do first? I'm doing a wire install, but should I heat solder onto the wire tip first, and then attach the wire tip to the connection? Or should I put solder on the Wii connections first and then heat up the solder again so I can attach the wire.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated!
     
  2. living-ghost

    living-ghost Advanced Member

    Newcomer
    71
    0
    Dec 13, 2006
    Canada
    Kitchener, Ontario
    General soldering method is as such

    -heat to two items you are trying to connect.
    -apply a SMALL amount of solder to the contacts (do not touch the iron with the solder)
    -remove the iron
     
  3. Tagg7
    OP

    Tagg7 GBAtemp Fan

    Member
    395
    0
    Jun 24, 2007
    United States
    So you're saying I should heat up the end of the wire and the Wii connection, and then stick a bit of solder to the two of them?

    So, you just use the iron to heat up the connections, remove the iron, put the wire and Wii points in contact, and then feed some solder to connect them?
     
  4. living-ghost

    living-ghost Advanced Member

    Newcomer
    71
    0
    Dec 13, 2006
    Canada
    Kitchener, Ontario