soldering wiikey

Discussion in 'Wii - Hacking' started by wiimii, Jul 18, 2007.

  1. wiimii
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    wiimii GBAtemp Regular

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    hi i have a few questions

    1. what soldering tip do you use what size is best ?

    2. short wire or long wire install?

    3.is it nessasery to use flux?
     
  2. TLSpartan

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    Computer stuffed up. Sorry for the double post.
     
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    1. Smallest you can find (I have a 0.2mm)
    2.Doesnt matter
    3. Solder has flux in it(Some people say you should and some dont)

    Hope this helps. Get some more opinions on this though
     
  4. cardyology

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    1. As above, smallest you can get
    2. As above, Dosn't matter.
    3. I am a poor solderer. My skills leave a lot to be desired. I used solder with flux built into it, however I also used a tub of flux and put a dab on each point to be soldered.

    All flux is for is to remove any oxidisation which would otherwise prevent the solder from sticking to the joint. You only need a tiny bit but that tiny bit really does make a difference IMO.

    Its up to you.

    If you're "shit-hot" at soldering then dont bother, but if you suck, like me, invest in some.

    It will make life easier.
     
  5. wiimii
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    wiimii GBAtemp Regular

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    ive been looking over the net for a really small soldering iron tip (preferably 0.2mm like ..The Last Spartan.. said hes using , any ideas where sells them online in uk. ive tried maplins, ebay ..

    cant seem to find what im lookin for anyone know?
     
  6. downey59

    downey59 Newbie

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    found a store up the road from me in lisburn that does thr 0.2mm going up now to get it and to starting chipping my wii thanks guys and wish me luck lol [​IMG]
     
  7. bobrules

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    good luck!