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    great guide , i have soldered alittle but my main problem is how to know what parts to buy and where to buy them so i can get all the right parts the first time. thanks
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    Nice guide

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    This guide helped me a lot with my soldering, thanks!

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    hey thanks for this guide.

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    Looks like an awesome guide, I am going to read this for sure tomorrow. Thanks for taking the time and doing this for the soldering noobs
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    Nice guide, thanks
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    It's back =P
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    Thanks for the info mate.




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    I thought I might add (since I don't see it here anywhere) that using a tinning pad and tinning your soldering iron is essential to getting your solder to stick.

    Without one, soldering can seem difficult, frustrating, and just plain hard.

    When you properly clean and tin the tip of your iron, it is much, much easier.

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    Awsome article!
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    Thank you VERY much with this guide. Being a "thrice a year" solderer, it really helps to have a handy reference guide like this.
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    Thanks for the guide: I've never soldered in my life, so this is good to have.

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    Everyone looking for a good soldering iron for fine soldering should look no further than the Aoyue 936: https://store.sra-solder.com/product.php?xProd=6144

    I bought one recently and it's really great for it's price. It is a good idea to buy a fine 0.2mm soldering tip with it
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    Nice guide very good
    Sorry for my bad English !

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    This guide is an awesome place to learn about soldering. Coming from someone with no soldering experience who is looking to learn about the technique (or art as some people have made it), I must say this is informative and comprehensive. Great job!!!!

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    I always wanted to do some vmods to get the most of my computer, and now when i have been reading this guide. I'm feeling secure starting!

    Amazing guide thanks!
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    absolutely amazing!!

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    I wish I read this thread a while back...would have saved me a lot of headaches.

    But it's never too late to learn to do things properly. Thanks

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    Great guide. Thanks
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    Nice guide. Here's another guide I found a couple years ago that's basically about how not to solder. It's written about some failed Xbox mod attempts, but some of the things can be applicable in other areas as well.

    http://www.llamma.com/xbox/Mods/hall...l-of-shame.htm
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    Lolz , ahhh the art of soldering, ive modded 2 Nintendo Wii's nerly borked one , one of the little metal pads i needed to solder a leg to came off so i was forced to trace the track back the the chip and scrape the track back and solder and see if it connected with my multi meter it did miracousley

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    props for the guide (thread resurrection FTW)

    this is a good tip heheh

    A finished joint should be clean and away from other legs, no excessive solder should be seen. This process needs precision and it's tough to re-do it, so be extra careful and finish it all at once. If you have shaky hands, clap, one strong clap is all you need, this reduce some of the shakiness (thanks to InSanCen at XS for this tip). After the joint cools and cures, you may secure the wire into place somehow, but it is NOT recommended to insulate the joint because removal will be very tough, as long as the wire is secure into place, the joint will not be touching anything or fall apart. Solder is used to make electrical connections but not mechanical joints, so secure the wire with something durable.
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    This was really helpful. Thankyou!



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    One Question : can you solder 2 copper plates together? and have non-corrosion + adequate thermal transfer? Milling is not an option for me

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