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Hopefully I'll be able to do this without messing up my card...

I'm getting a friend to pick up solder supplies for me at near cost from RadioShack so the $10 spool of solder becomes like $2. lol yeah i'm that cheap

My main question here is which type of solder should I use?

I've got:
"Standard Rosin Core Solder" (60/40) .8mm or .032"
and i'm getting my friend to pick up some:
"High-Tech Rosin Core Silver Bearing Solder" (62/36/02) .6mm or .022"

And d3daiM mentioned something about a filed tip? would filing a tip wreck the finish or would you just re tin it after filing?
it's nice to have 2 tips for this mod. A smaller one for the op-amps and a medium one for the power cap.

You'll want to use the smaller size of the silver bearing solder... but in all honesty RS solder sucks and I wouldn't use it.
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post #652 of 979
Personally, I recommend Kester #44. I think it was soloz who suggested it to me originally, and I've used it on several projects since and loved it.
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yeah, I use Cardas or Kester. I have some of the no-clean kester (244 I believe) that I can cut off and send you if you pay me a few $ for shipping.
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hey soloz, how much would it could cost for me to send you this card and have you mod it for me?
post #655 of 979
hey... i've encountered 1 weird problem when i mod 1 x-fi last time.....
after i did the mod, PC won;t detect the X-Fi.....
what went wrong?
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post #656 of 979
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hey soloz, how much would it could cost for me to send you this card and have you mod it for me?
how much ya got?



I stopped doing these mods some time ago. I don't have all the parts on hand anymore except for the op-amps. So someone would have to twist my arm pretty hard to get me to mod a card for them.
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I'm not sure if i can get the LM4562's in the Uk and don't reallt want to wait/pay for delivery from the US so could somebody find me some alternatives from http://cpc.farnell.com/jsp/home/homepage.jsp if there are any decent alternatives that is.

They don't sell the Blackgate's as well so i would need an alternative for that also.

Oh and a decent soldering iron as well
    
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I'm not sure if i can get the LM4562's in the Uk and don't reallt want to wait/pay for delivery from the US so could somebody find me some alternatives from http://cpc.farnell.com/jsp/home/homepage.jsp if there are any decent alternatives that is.

They don't sell the Blackgate's as well so i would need an alternative for that also.

Oh and a decent soldering iron as well
look for a Hakko dash iron.

I've got some op-amps.

for the cap grab a Panasonic FM series
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look for a Hakko dash iron.

I've got some op-amps.

for the cap grab a Panasonic FM series
I can't find a Hakko Dash, I checked their website and it says that it isn't available in the EU

How much for the op-amps and how much to ship to the UK?

I'l be on the lookout for a FM series.
    
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post #660 of 979
Rather than have the OP amps shipped international, I'd just buy from Farnell. They are one of National's UK distributors.

http://uk.farnell.com/jsp/home/homepage.jsp
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