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type of soldering wire use Answered

Hello, I have a 60/40 rosin core solder wire. Then I use a 220V soldering iron. Now whenever i tried to melt it, it took short while. compare to those wire in which you can melt it by only touching it with the iron. It's because i tried to repair a headphone jack and I still got where to solder it.

Top - Green
2nd - Blue
3rd - Copper 
4th - Red

It was based on its current solded positions between the thin wires and the 3.5mm jack. now I'm asking what kind of wire do I use. I saw other video tutorials on how to repair a headphone and whenever they solder it, it was a spot on. Thank you.

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Downunder35m

2 years ago

Does not really matter, what matters is cleaning the wires and having a suitable tip on the iron.
First "wet" the wires with the solder, to do so it must be really hot.
Once you got a good solder layer on the wires they will solder with no problems to the plug.

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MikoT7Downunder35m

Reply 2 years ago

About that, my wires when heated turns into lumps. It's difficult to bond it with the heaphone wire ends.

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Downunder35mMikoT7

Reply 2 years ago

You do know that certain headphone wires are less than hair thin and wrapped around a plastic fliament core?
If indeed you turn the copper into lumps you might be using a wood burning tool and not a soldering iron for delicate jobs.....

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MikoT7Downunder35m

Reply 2 years ago

I'm using soldering iron. But I'm getting the use of it. All i need now is a flux and M-seal instead of shrinkable tube.

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Yonatan24MikoT7

Reply 2 years ago

Can you attach a picture (or have you and I can't see it?)? It wasn't very long ago when I was horrible at soldering :)

https://www.eevblog.com/forum/beginners/does-solde... - Maybe? Probably not, though.

I always solder outside since the flux fumes give me nausea. My 40W iron can't overcome lower temperatures, making it hard for me to solder in the winter. - Perhaps?

Do you actually know how to solder?

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MikoT7Yonatan24

Reply 2 years ago

Guys, I know how to do it. It's only a noob problem at this situation but I got it figured out. It's just the tip end of the iron was pointy, thus making a less heat. It's all settled for now. Thank you for your cooperation. All I have to do is repair my 2 sets of headphone: 1st one is the jack problem and the 2nd one is jack and headphone speaker replacement with a better one (sound quality). And also what's the commercial name of M-seal, you M-seal is a brand so what it is really called. I found on google and it says epoxy putty. Is it? And do I really need a flux before joining the two wires with solder. Do I have to sand paper the wires or burn it with lighter so that it'll be easy to solder them without these tiny fibers?

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Yonatan24MikoT7

Reply 2 years ago

Your solder should have flux in it already.

If I know what you're talking about, I don't think you'd be able to sand them since they'd break/tear, and a lighter would probably melt them. If you can separate the actual wires from the super thin (plastic?) strands.

I guess I'm saying no to pretty much everything, but if you're really gentle/careful, it might work :)