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Thread: can someone help me get the perfect soldering iron? ive looked everyware...

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    can someone help me get the perfect soldering iron? ive looked everyware...

    ok so everyone is saying Weller 15 watt soldering iron is the best...but according to my search results it doesn't exist...all i need is the best soldering iron for mod chips and please give me a link... also were do i get 26 awg kynar wire for the ground and power points on the wii i found it really fast the first time i tried to get it, but everything on my computer closed somehow and now i cant find the site...i know were to get 30 awg kynar wire...but that's about it...

    thanks

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    Where abouts in the World are you ?
    I'm in Australia so my local stores may not be good for you ;-)

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    uhh Radio Shack? I dont know if they sell the bran Weller, but I'm sure they sell what you want, I bought my 15 watt/30 watt there.

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    in North America, McMaster Carr won't let u down. i live with it for the past xx years. lol
    otherwise,
    the shop selling kyvor 26~30awg wires should also be the supplier of 15watts soldering iron and cored solder (ie. 60/40 or 63/37 alloy with flux core; must ask for it).
    if optional, select the fine-tipped soldering iron.

    don't know the soldering skill level of yours. u may like to:
    1.pre-cut kyvar wires to lengths and strip at both ends (1~2mm)
    2.route and dress the wire to position
    3.fix the wires on circuit board with instant-glue "spots", except the last 10mm at both ends
    (apply spots using a pin, kinda....)
    4.with tweezer, align the stripped wire-ends to the soldering points;
    ensure no potential electrical shorts. keep it in position.
    kyvor wire does a good job
    5.under optical magnifier, do quality well-wetted soldering joints

    good luck !
    Last edited by billyhome; 02-12-2009 at 03:46 AM.

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    i live in California oceanside....im not putting my exzact address though...

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    Quote Originally Posted by data hacker View Post
    i live in California oceanside....im not putting my exzact address though...




    So my local shop in Australia will not be of use then
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    park ur red Toyota.... and Google-map California oceanside will check u out

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    ok for one...if you are talking to me i dont have a red Toyota

    and second i dont know what you mean by google map you cant see me from there!!!

    im not even old enough to drive :P....but im still not telling you my exzact address or age lol

    EDIT: and i said i want to do it myself :P i can do it ive done other things like this before...never installed a mod chip though...i got the taking apart thing down because i have my wii drive laying around....someware....
    Last edited by data hacker; 02-12-2009 at 08:33 PM.

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    i started getting into soldering and mod chips and homebrew and stuff like that when i was 11 or 10... lol ...got my messed up soldering iron that was like wayyyyy to big of a tip and it was one of those things that heat up only if something conductive was in the middle of it...it was good for practicing intill i ignored the "do not press too hard" warning label and it broke
    Last edited by data hacker; 02-12-2009 at 08:35 PM.

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    Woa, hopefully you know what your doing since it sounds like your young and inexperienced (judging from what you've given), but if your actually experienced and pro go for it. Why can't you just google.

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