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post #731 of 979
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I have that iron!

I also hate it. My experiences with a Weller WESD51 were much better.
XD

but anyways - like I said the solder almost evaporates on contact and it seems odd. I have to hold the solder to it for a little while and let it "evaporate" before I get a huge bubble let randomly drops anywhere.
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post #732 of 979
Sounds to me like you're trying to place the solder somewhere rather than let gravity do the work. Place the tip of your solder wire on top of the leg you're soldering, and gently press down on it with the tip of the iron. The solder should liquify, surround the leg, and that's your cue to remove the iron so it can re-solidify.
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post #733 of 979
thats kind of hard considering i cant place the solder wire on the leg if I cant hold the oamp in one place even with some help for me life. This is turning out to be harder then what it should be.
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thats kind of hard considering i cant place the solder wire on the leg if I cant hold the oamp in one place even with some help for me life. This is turning out to be harder then what it should be.
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post #737 of 979
your problem is probably your solder. I've never seen good solder that came from rat shack.

PM me your address and I'll send you some different solder to try.
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post #738 of 979
Soloz, would you still be willing to mod a card if someone paid you and sent you all the necessary components as well (Opamps, blackgate, etc)? I know you said you don't do them anymore in a previous post but you said it was because you didn't have all the necessary components, so I'm not sure =\\
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Soloz, would you still be willing to mod a card if someone paid you and sent you all the necessary components as well (Opamps, blackgate, etc)? I know you said you don't do them anymore in a previous post but you said it was because you didn't have all the necessary components, so I'm not sure =
it's that and time. I just don't really have the time.

I've got 2 more Millet Max's to build, a pair of headphones to build, a couple HD595 cables and a couple LODs to build all in my queue, and that doesn't include the phono cable and couple IC's that I need to build for myself.
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post #740 of 979
Blah... how hard would you say it is to replace just the OpAmp and nothing else for someone who's never done soldering before? Possibly the Blackgate mod as well. I read some talk of shorting stuff that I totally didn't understand... is that just for when you're replacing the capacitators near the Opamps?
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