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    Quote Originally Posted by Neo Alec View Post
    Very nice. I want to do it.

    If I ever mod my brother's Duo I'll have to use sync on composite. I have an obsession with keeping things as stock as possible, and I want the old AV cable to still work. Not that we'll probably ever use it again. My brother will appreciate that.
    I totally understand. In my case, all I have to do is solder the resistor back onto the board and it's like nothing ever happened. I measured the value on it as well in case I end up losing it by accident, and I have a permanent online record of the measurement for reference.

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    It's been a while since anyone's asked me to do an arcade stick mod. Here's a Brook UFB installed in a PS3 TE1 stick for a local FGC member.


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    PSX modchip install for a friend:


    While I'm at it, looking at doing an RGH mod to a Jasper and Slim 360.
    anyone have a tutorial or other resource I can reference?
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    2. This is by far the dumbest thread I've seen in a while..

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    As my first mod work on a PS1 I decided to do a rewiring of a modchip. I don't know why someone would use these long wires. Hope this is considered clean.
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    one of my old installation on ps2 slim
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    Holy balls, that's tight.

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    At some point this is considered art... right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carless Walker View Post
    At some point this is considered art... right?
    Good soldering should be appreciated like art.
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    The reason my mods are all covered in jizz -- I mean hot glue -- is because I was looking at mods like this while I was working on them

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    I am getting to the point in the hobby where I need a good electronics Solder Iron. There is so much information that I can't even make a quality decision without the regret that I did the wrong thing. My current iron is much too large for my future plans (ronson butane turbo torch), but has helped for basic jobs. I know I want something small and precise, but after that I don't know how many watts of a unit, or a good solder composition...hell, I have been using plumbing flux up until now (I clean it all off afterward). I started large on things that are simple like putting 2 wires together or quick connects, and as the years go on, I am working smaller and smaller areas. I have plans to do a PSIO in the future, followed by a Neo Bios Masta should the Psio be successful. I don't doubt my skill, but I feel that my gigantic furnace iron is getting in the way of progress. I have sold off a few items on ebay recently, and am not working with much, but I think a decent iron would benefit me greatly. High quality & Low cost basic units preferred, but I don't mind spending a bit to get a tool that would most likely last the rest of my lifetime. I guess my long winded question is this: If you had $100 for a soldering iron which would you get?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whippy View Post
    If you had $100 for a soldering iron which would you get?
    I think a lot of people would say, "Save up more, and get a Hakko."

    I hear lots of good things about it on here and other sites, but since I only dabble in simple projects, my Radio Shack equipment works out fine. I've heard about some Chinese equipment around the $100 range, but it's very sporadic. The Hakko is the most consistent answer I find.
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    The popular modder Voultar did a video recently where he discussed inexpensive soldering irons and ultimately recommended a KSGER model carried by Banggood. Link to the video here:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cGdHJ3BTh_c

    A purchase link to the recommended iron is in the show notes.

    That said, I've been talking on Discord with folks that have purchased and used that soldering iron and they say that while the functionality is great, the build quality still leaves a lot to be desired. It's a good iron for getting started, but if you want an iron that will hold up to years of use, I echo JoeAwesome in recommending that you save up and buy a Hakko.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeAwesome View Post
    The Hakko is the most consistent answer I find.
    I don't know if I would fully make use of a Hakko at this point in the hobby, but I read this pretty regularly now that I am zeroed in on certain things I need.

    Quote Originally Posted by ShootTheCore View Post
    KSGER model carried by Banggood.
    ....save up and buy a Hakko.
    I watched that video a few times, and that KSGER unit does look right about my speed. I think that it will be on my list to get in the next week, and if/when it dies from use or I find it lacking I will switch to a Hakko. If that KSGER is not enough for me, I will certainly need top quality.

    I appreciate your responses. It has helped me immensely.

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    Whatcha gonna do?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GohanX View Post
    Amazon
    I avoid amazon like the plague. I don't like how they operate as a business, and will spend more to avoid them. That is a great unit at a good price however.

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    Once you get a Hakko everything else seems like tools for barbarians.
    Whatcha gonna do?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GohanX View Post
    Once you get a Hakko ...
    I'll second that, have been using a FX888D for years, and been very happy with it, no issues.

    Actually bought one of those KSGER-things from Banggood a few months ago to try it out, and I think it's utter crap.
    It works, it's easy to use, but doesn't hold temperature very well, and tend to create cold solder joints if going too quickly, something that is never an issue with the Hakko.

    Paying more for Hakko, Metcal, Ersa, Weller or any other reputable brand, is worth it in my opinion when using the equipment regularly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GohanX View Post
    Once you get a Hakko everything else seems like tools for barbarians.


    Quote Originally Posted by adeneo View Post
    KSGER-things
    I did order one, and it basically cost me nothing. I was sold some things on ebay, and had some paypal cash laying around. I did order one of the KSGER things last night. I am willing to take a chance, because I am essentially a barbarian when it comes to soldering. For the $50-60 I spent, It will allow me a more fine tuned educational experience on the art. I am no expert, and everything I have done has been idiot proof thus far. I know that the KSGER will be light years ahead of my butane powered joke of an iron. I don't doubt you fine gentlemen one bit, but for my skill level I am willing to toss out $50 for the next year. I need more skills. I don't doubt that I will be getting a Hakko at this point

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