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#1 crkmonkey

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Posted 13 April 2004 - 09:53 PM

Why would I want a mod chip that I have to solder instead of one that I dont? It seems soooo much easier to get a mod chip that i dont have to spend so much time on. Can someone please fill me in on the pros and cons of both? thanks

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#2 OlDirtyJohn

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Posted 13 April 2004 - 09:56 PM

first off, its spelled "solder", unless your in some crazy country that spells it wierd. #2 no solder chips are for fags. done and done.

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Posted 14 April 2004 - 04:29 AM

Solderless chip tend to make it out of alingment sometimes if you move your xbox around alot, im havihng that problem with my chameleon 1.8 right now but thats about it and as for solder chips there alot more stable and stay in place..

Soldering isnt really that hard just make sure you practice on some old "Electronic shit" before moving on to your xbox

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Posted 14 April 2004 - 09:40 PM

I would always go solder its more permanent and really is a piece of piss to do . If you ain't confident don't make the Xbox your first solder project. You will be able to get a soldered in chip cheaper than the solderless ones available or you could go softmod route

#5 aweirdguy

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Posted 15 April 2004 - 10:01 AM

solderless is ok only if you set your xbox next to the tv and never move it.
if you haul your box around to your buddy's house, or anywhere then the bumping around in the car will eventually bounce any solderless chip out of alignment. after several re-aligns, you strip out the screw hole, and i've even seen someone break off a springpin after repeatedly re-aligning.

ive had a few guys bring me their solderless chips and ask me to help them out
i just de-solder the springpins and do a headerpin install



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Posted 15 April 2004 - 12:20 PM

i had matrix solderless in my first xbox. took it on a 5 hour car ride 4 times a month for over a year and never had a problem with it shifting. i just put a x2 lite+ solderless in my new box and it's been on plently of car rides, no problems there either.




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