1. Owne3d

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    They are really good I have a big solder station but whenever I am on the go it's one of the best solder irons
     
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  2. Sixaxis

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    Thanks for the Recs!

    And damn are those some expensive solder kits at the top. Hope their durability is 5 years guaranteed minimum at that pricing.
     
  3. matias3ds

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    After i desolder it the flex got broken , so i cant use them again .
     
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  4. P.S

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    Has someone get money back from xecuter-sx yet?
    They dont answer mail..
     
  5. ModderFokker619

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    Sorry to hear that bud.
     
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  6. caldeio

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    Yes sounds complicated without the right tools!
     
  7. Danatkin

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    got an email last night reckons 72 hours for mine
    I’ll keep you posted
    The whole email was in Spanish so translated it lol
     
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  8. The8Darkness

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    I mean there are some people who at least have some knowledge, but its kind of a joke when people get it who are like "well I soldered once in my life and I have this 5$ walmart iron and some leftover solder"
    (Just kind of mad when you know you would have been way more qualified but get the "were sure youre very qualified but not looking for you" reply)

    The ones I saw were probably carbon based, where you get like a whole box for 10 bucks. The silver ones are like 10 bucks for a syringe with a few drops in it. And - personally I didnt have any experience with it - but as far as I have seen from others using it, simply applying it, testing if it works and removing it before it dries is quite easy. Like for some it came of in one blob like playdooh.
     
  9. Astur_torque

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    I think it's evident this kind of soldering is not suitable for everybody
     
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  10. MrSandstorm

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    Since you're asking for recommendations, I assume you don't currently own any soldering tools. Astur's answer is pretty much spot on, though I definitely wouldn't recommend JBC for a first soldering station. They are among the best on the market, but are also insanely expensive, as in twice the price of most competitors in the same quality class.

    If you don't intend to solder professionally, I'd recommend the TS100. It has the heating element integrated to the tips (same as JBC), is well built, known to be good (you can find lots of reviews on YouTube) and most importantly IMHO: reasonably priced. You can find it on aliexpress:

    https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32860309312.html

    For this kind of work, I'd probably use that TS-I tip. Regarding solder, ask around local electronic components shops about which brands available locally are well-regarded, and get some thin solder from one of them (around 0.5mm or thinner is good in this case). Same for flux, see what brands local technicians prefer.

    Most importantly, get a bunch of scrap boards that you can practice on, and of course, if you're not feeling comfortable, don't waste money on tools so you can potentially damage your Switch. Look for an experienced professional to install the chip for you.
     
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  11. MarcusCarter

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    I asked this earlier, but I'm reposting for visibility (plus, I don't want to go back through the last 4-6 pages to quote my post):

    Any installers in the Indianapolis, IN, USA area? I don't want to pay for shipping, so I'm looking locally.
     
  12. airrich

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    You are probably better off looking on a local site like Craigslist. I only know if 2 people offering services here.
     
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    Xecuter-sx emailed me saying they would refund me but haven't been refunded yet.
     
  14. Jjr5330

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    Hi I am interested in your services. I'm new here so unable to PM just yet. I will be PM'ing as soon as I can. :)
     
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    Interested! Can't PM for more details though, not enough posts. Where are you located?
     
  16. Varo

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    I got my refund today. Just wait for it.
     
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    Also, getting a cheap USB microscope ( like this https://www.ebay.com/itm/1000X-8-LE...scope-Endoscope-Camera-Magnifier/113523681678 ) is great help if you'll do small parts soldering. There's quite a lot to choose from and start cheap enough, look around for specs as most look the same but have various insides with better or worse features. Hook it up to a PC and use the monitor for display. Picture quality might not be the greatest but it sure beats struggling with magnifying glasses.
     
  18. DoomVirus

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    nice info by Mike Heskin @hexkyz

    Scripts for the leaked SXOS v3.0.0 (SHA-256 of 54ce0f58cac9643559991b0b86252424c1bbc59c5c77496110d999814a4a7d52)

     
  19. Astur_torque

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    I really don't think this microscope is actually x1000
     
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    0.3 M CMOS means 640x480 native resolution. Doesn't sound like quality...
     
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