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Old Dec 29, 2002, 04:50 PM
Metalslug2k2 Metalslug2k2 is offline
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Whats a recommended soldering iron or tool (size of point) and where can i get one that is used to solder a messiah 2 and a magic 3. I have one that i bough from

modchip.ca
***********.modchip.ca/products/misc/iron.php

but the point is big and i couldnt solder the magic 3 with it. I used it to solder a neo 2.6 and a stealth mod.

any site where i can get one thats recommended to solder a messiah 2 or magic 3?

thanks a lot

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Old Dec 29, 2002, 07:15 PM
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anyone i need help please
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Old Dec 29, 2002, 07:25 PM
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dont know where you can go since you are in the US (i think) but i use a 0.5mm tip on a 12watt iron for messiah2s, magic 2s neo 2.2s and everything else ive done.. never had a problem that i could blame the point size on - ive heard people suggest 0.2.. but i cant find these ANYWHERE

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Old Dec 29, 2002, 07:47 PM
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I use a 15 watt iron from Radio Shack. It has a pretty good point on it. On my old 30 watt iron, I used to sharpen the tip on my grinder to give it a good point. Give that a try.
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Old Dec 29, 2002, 09:52 PM
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My advise pal is to get your chip installed by an expert. You don't seem experienced once you start asking what iron to get. Soldering is an acquired skill; not a talent. I use an old faithful 30 watt that cost $1 and a roll of very fine solder that should last the next 200 years. The iron isn't even a very fine point yet I am able to chip PS2s with a helping hand tool that carries a magnifying glass.

I like the 30 watt over the 15 watt as I keep the iron on the work area for a shorter time than I would with the 15 watt. I don't even let the iron make contact with the surface mount parts.
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Old Jan 01, 2003, 08:43 PM
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Since you are new.

1 fine point soldering iron (15W or lower, anything above requires more skill, ie speed)
1 bottle of flux/flux pen
1 roll of thin solder (rosin core)
1 solder braid (in case you make a mistake)
1 roll of electrical tape (prevent your chip from shorting to the board, and to hold your leads close to the board)
1 bottle of isoproplyen (to clean the excess flux off the board, note: I don't bother using it though)
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