Originally Posted by Peter.Cort
i've done soldering before ( couldn't spell it to save my life. lol) and I know how to do it. just put down some of the stuff that clears off the metal, and then just solder the wire to the back of the 24-pin power slot with a bit of the metal wire.
anything more to it then that?
also what did you do to the psu?
Here are my soldering tips (Not gonna help ur chances at a RMA so be careful)
first tip is get a soldering station,
This is the one I got
Amazon.com: Weller Soldering Station, WLC100, 120V, 40W: Home Improvement
makes things so easy
easy to adjust power of soldering iron
place to put it while between soldering
changeable tips are really handy for small work
also get a tip cleaner
Soldering Iron Tip Cleaner
the fancy tips have a coating and if you sand or file them it wrecks them.
Than some rosin core solder.
I clean the part I am going to solder with lacquer thinner than a small nylon brush on the dremel (careful not to grind the surface of the mobo)
Than I take the soldering tip and add just a tiny bit to the contacts on the back side of the mobo first.
Than I put a bit of soder to the tips of all the wires (just a bit)
That I touch the wire to the contact, heat it with the soldering iron for just 1 or 2 secs and voila.
Clean the tip after every soldered joint, if the tip is dirty it takes a lot longer to solder the joint and that can overheat the mobo and mess up.
PS try it on a cheap mobo first, I am so fricken sad I wrecked my DFI Expert mobo.
As to what I do to the PSs, basically I re design the outputs to match up with my comp.