Originally Posted by Citizen_Erased
And dont go near a soldering Iron with a PS2 , seriously , especially not yourself.
Yeah PS2's will make complete shíte of a soldering iron in the wrong hands.
Sorry Citizen_Erased, I couldn't stop laughing at that typo.
On the topic of soldering chips,I used to solder most days in my old job and thought this will be walk in the park.I couldn't have been more wrong.
Tried the chip without the clip kit and gave up before I recked the board.
Much easier with the kit,only 7 wires to solder(if I remember).
And all done with a very low wattage iron from maplin.
I'd agree 100% with SouperComputer about the flux pen. Very handy for this type of work.You don't want to leave the tip of the iron on the board waiting for the flux in the solder to kick in.You'll only end up lifting the print of the board. I came close to ruining a section of print and burnt the side of a surface mounted transistor.I don't know to this day how the thing still works.
Not a job to be rushed into if you decide to to it yourself.
The correct iron,tips and flux pen are all a must.
(Tiny fingers help too