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post Jul 8 2007, 04:12 PM
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I've looked countless places, and it's still a little confusing as to what's the best way to solder wires onto my PCB.

I have 1 Copper Contact to solder to for my right yellow button and 1 small metal contact to solder my start button to (which isn't nearly as important; I've gone without it for about a year). What's the best way to do this? So far I've just put solder on the iron, then touched the wire to the contact, and applied the solder to the wire where it hits the contact. Other sites say to either heat up the wire and melt the solder in it, or to heat up the metal contact and then touch the wire to that, but that seems like that'd give me a weak connection.
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post Jul 8 2007, 04:38 PM
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Heat the wire, add solder if needed.

All numbers not including EMP+PB
[L7] Left to AAA: 3 (Step Into the New World, Fun, Gambol)
[7k] left to A: 1 (Pluto)
11*s left to clear: 9 (waxing and wanding, tripping contact (remix), The Dirty of Loudness, four pieces of heaven, Blocks, Bleeding Luv, Be OK [b])
12*s Cleared: 5
Ds left in IIDX: 4 (Mendes[b], Icarus[b], four pieces of heaven[b], Mei[a])
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post Jul 11 2007, 12:21 AM
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So far as soldering wires for a Pop'n controller goes, typically what I do is heat up the contact point and apply a little bit of solder to it to get a nice little bead going, then remove and cool. Then heat up the bead and put the wire in it, then hold the wire in place after removing the iron to make sure it stays put. Give it a little tug afterwards, and if it doesn't move you're golden. It's been working for me for some time now and it's pretty easy to do. smile.gif

my technique for innocent walls...
on the song select screen, simply rotate the turntable clockwise or counter-clockwise directly past innocent walls.
My technique for Innocent Walls:
Take both hands off the controller. Hold my arms out straight infront of me (zombie style). Extend middle fingers.
For best experience, keep middle fingers parallel and turned upright.
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