Tip for all newbies considering soldering..

Discussion in 'Wii - Hacking' started by Xeronage, Mar 12, 2008.

  1. Xeronage
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    Xeronage GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    I swear to god, do not consider soldering if you do not have the proper materials (ultra-thin pen/solder and the almighty desoldering copper shoelace)
    Do not even think you're the almighty solder man who knows how to do it after just 5 previous solderjobs..

    Reason for posting:

    I semi-ruined my wii trying to install a d2pro onto the IC. (I bridged two pins using solder and cant get it off with my sucky equipment)..I think I even melted one of the legs(bottom)(is that even possible?)

    Anyhow. I just bought 200 euros worth of proper equipment, including a magnifying glass, and will try again once it arrives..

    Damn I underestimated this "-_-
     
  2. coolbho3000

    coolbho3000 GBATemp Kikkoman Naturally Brewed SoySauce Fanatic

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    ...200 euros. Just to chip your Wii.

    I installed a Wiikey with less than $30 of equipment. Of course, a d2pro is harder.
     
  3. Xeronage
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    Xeronage GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Well, the equipment is re-usable, and I needed it next year anyway.

    A Wiikey I would be able to install no-problem. But damn, IC legs are FRIGGIN SMALL(ER THAN I EXPECTED)
     
  4. woytek

    woytek Member

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    I did my wiikey job just fine with a 45W, 35 euro soldering iron without using any special equipment. And yes, I even did it before my fifth precious job. Maybe I'm talented? [​IMG] It ís a good soldering iron though! It even has a temperature controller on it with a display of the current temperature.
     
  5. Xeronage
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    Xeronage GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    1. 45W is to much
    2. Wiikeys are easy compared to D2Pro
    3. Dont even consider TRYING a D2Pro without a 0.2mm tip/15W, Desoldering Braid and 30AWG wire.
     
  6. JKR Firefox

    JKR Firefox Back.

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    I will keep your advice in mind...

    I wish I'd read this before I attempted making animal hybrids. Damn CatPig.
     
  7. Xeronage
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    Xeronage GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Also, the VIAs on the bottom side of my board seem to be...not usable..Why?
     
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