busPower upgrade - soldering question

  • hi, i'm just about to do my BPU on the 256, i don't have a 'proper' soldering iron, but have brand new Dremel Versatip http://www.dremeleurope.com/dremelocs-uk/Product.jsp;jsessionid=0F2A6DFCBE0499285EB43931AF50FDC1.s032?&ccat_id=890&prod_id=330

    is this any good for soldring the 2 points ?

    sorry for my ignorance .. don't know much about soldering irons ...

  • yeah should be fine. make sure and practice with a few resistors and a bit of perf board before doing the real thing!

  • ok did it ... can't really recommend this dremel thing for soldering, it might be good for some crude stuff or woodcarving, not so much for this type of work, despite the enticing graphic on the packaging showing someone soldering on a motherboard

    but thanks to the picture guide instructions all went smoothly ...

    as usual it took me ages to get the ribbons reattached and closing the unit without loosening the contacts :(

    but hey, i got a bus-powered 256 now :) so cool ...