Soldering 101! Episode 7: Xbox 360 Flashing?

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Soldering 101! Episode 7: Xbox 360 Flashing?

Post by vb_master » Sun Mar 19, 2006 7:28 am

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Welcome to Soldering 101, brief soldering tutorial videos. All videos are in WMV or XviD. Each lesson is about 5 - 10 minutes in length, and all should be very informative to the experienced solderer, or the new solderer.
THANK YOU POD FOR HOSTING!
Tools needed for this guide:
Soldering iron - pencil type
Really thin solder from RadioShack (comes in tube)
Wire cutters
Needle nose pliers
OPTIONAL - RadioShack helping hands
Quick episode guide:
Soldering 101: Class 1 (wmv)
Soldering 101: Class 2 (wmv, music by me)
Soldering 101: Class 3 (wmv)
Soldering 101: Class 4 (wmv)
Soldering 101: Class 5 (DivX - 167 MB)
Soldering 101: Class 6a (DivX - 76 MB)
Soldering 101: Class 6b - PSP 2.71 SE-A Custom Firmware Demonstration (Pre-release, no editing) Google Video
Soldering 101: Class 7: Xbox 360 Flashing (?): SOON.
ENJOY!

Quick Tips!
These are some bad examples of soldering. Don't do those. To avoid a "cold solder joint" add a bit of solder to it if you reheat it. Remember to heat up both the pad and the wire at the same time, so you get an electrical connection.
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Post by sam fisher » Sun Mar 19, 2006 7:36 am

Cool. I've never done anthing with solder before ever so that was very informative. Now, Go make more! Also you may benefit from a slightly larger bitrate. maybe 512k.
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Post by vb_master » Sun Mar 19, 2006 7:40 am

sam fisher wrote:maybe 512k.
Then the file would be around 25 MB and it would take way too long to download. 8.41 MB is a good number. Both broadband and dialup users can download it.

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Post by Kurt_ » Sun Mar 19, 2006 2:19 pm

Well the majority of us have high speed.

Maybe a smaller file for dial-up, and a larger file for the rest of us.
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Post by Dr.Weasel » Sun Mar 19, 2006 2:22 pm

Great idea... keep them coming. It would be nicer if you had a higher quality version so we could see better but its still really cool that your doing these.
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Post by vb_master » Sun Mar 19, 2006 2:24 pm

I'm working on the 3'rd episode, and so far I've done perfboard. Any other questions I can add? I'll change to a higher-res version after episode 3.

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Post by Skyone » Sun Mar 19, 2006 3:38 pm

I'm really happy people are finally starting to give a crap about the members here, making tutorials and such.

Thumbs up, vb_master.

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Post by Kurt_ » Sun Mar 19, 2006 3:46 pm

I'd watch them, but I'm lazy. maybe after school tomorow. (Damn, school's tomorow!)

I deserately need them. 2 SNES's broken in less than 2 weeks of recieving them.

I sem to make some complete n00bish mistakes.

Anybody mind making a tutorial of things that shouldnt touch other things while the things are on and stuff like that?
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Post by vb_master » Sun Mar 19, 2006 4:36 pm

Skyone wrote:I'm really happy people are finally starting to give a crap about the members here, making tutorials and such.

Thumbs up, vb_master.
I've been planning this series for quite a while now, but now that's it's spring break (2 weeks off!) I can make them a reality.

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Post by Skyone » Sun Mar 19, 2006 4:38 pm

Awesome. It's pretty in depth, so I think it'll help a lot of the newer members, a lot.

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Post by vb_master » Sun Mar 19, 2006 4:39 pm

Skyone wrote:Awesome. It's pretty in depth, so I think it'll help a lot of the newer members, a lot.
I'm going to try to tackle desoldering sans desoldering braid.

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Post by Kurt_ » Sun Mar 19, 2006 4:39 pm

2 weeks off?

We used to get 2 weeks. They switched it to 1

And we also get 40 minute lunches. I'm sure they'd give us 5 minute lunches, but 40 is the legal minimum allowed.
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Post by Skyone » Sun Mar 19, 2006 4:40 pm

What about the pump method? Because it is harder, I think it should be described thouroughly.

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Post by vb_master » Sun Mar 19, 2006 4:56 pm

Ok, done with desoldering. Anything else?

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Post by Skyone » Sun Mar 19, 2006 5:06 pm

Maybe something on how to use a multimeter/voltmeter. Maybe something on wire stripping a techniques. I've been seeing cries for help about those things around here.

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