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Step 1: Soldering iron tip
1 get a new tip. depending on what type of soldering iron you have, you can get new tips. There are many different kinds you can get.
2 clean the tip. if you don't already have one, it's a good idea to invest in a tip cleaning sponge. after each soldered connection, clean the tip on the sponge (after getting the sponge damp). You can also buy soldering iron tip cleaners. you put your hot soldering iron tip in them and it will clean the tip, but there will be a lot of smoke.