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I rebuilt the LPC port on my Xbox v1.6 today and had kind of a tough time with it, so I'm curious what everyone else uses to mod their consoles; type of wire, flux, solder, soldering iron/station, soldering tip, soldering temperature, cleaning solution, etc.
I used some 30AWG wire-wrapping wire from Amazon, an Aoyue 937+ with the fine tip that came with it, RadioShack rosin flux paste, and RadioShack 62/36/2 rosin-core solder. I've soldered quite a few 0.1" headers on microcontroller and FPGA development kits with great success, but their pads were like twice as thick as those on the Xbox's LPC port. I had a hell of a time getting the pads to heat so that the solder would flow nicely. I also ended up burning the solder mask in a couple of places where I left the tip on too long trying to get the pads heated. Fortunately it still seems to work, but the joints look pretty bad. I think part of the problem was the fine solder tip, but I didn't have much luck with a chisel tip either.
im new to modding xbox,
few weeks ago i bought myself a new xbox, I cleaned it up, aplied new thermal paste etc etc
but mainly i wanna try out modding
i got myself a copy of the first version of the splinter cell game, and i ordered a female usb to xbox cable,
i got an hynix bios chip, so im also planning to TSOP my console. The model is from 2003-06-04.
so im guessing its an version 1,3 mobo
and does upgrading to 80mm fan improve performance?
do u guys have any tips for me or any recommendations on what and what not do to?