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post #181 of 2194
No Problem.

Good luck with the mod.
post #182 of 2194
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Originally Posted by RichyRich View Post
One way to insert the cap, if you cant remove all the solder is remove as much solder as you can,this should give you enough to insert the cap partly in the holes.Then heat the solder and push through at the same time,then same for other leg.

With opamp you need snips,then cut legs off and remove remainder with solder braid.
yeah, my problem is that my soldering iron was not powerful enough, so it was never able to heat up the solder and legs for the capacitor to pass through
post #183 of 2194
I bought a 25W solder on the internet yesterday... too late to change now. Hope it's enough. Problem is that the higher powered ones looked a lot bigger, and not suitable for soldering the tiny legs of a SOIC opamp.
post #184 of 2194
Thread Starter 
solder murder
post #185 of 2194
Is it possible to order more samples than 3?
post #186 of 2194
New update in cap mod for and x-fi elite pro

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...&#post10094649
post #187 of 2194
25w should be no problem.Mine is only 18w and melts solder no problem.Just keep the tip clean with a damp sponge and tin the tip regular.
post #188 of 2194
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Originally Posted by kite7 View Post
Is it possible to order more samples than 3?
yes, from digikey. otherwise you have to order 97 of them!
post #189 of 2194
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Originally Posted by janderclander14 View Post
New update in cap mod for and x-fi elite pro

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...&#post10094649
Ah... it is as I expected. The caps should definately be shorted then.
post #190 of 2194
That ERS Paper, should it be adhesive or non-adhesive? I'm guessing Adhesive O_o.

Also I'm considering using the 2200uF Kyyu caps I found in the old Antec PSU I have, should I? One of them has brown crap on top... Weird since it worked the powersupply.
post #191 of 2194
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Originally Posted by ReTiCuLe View Post
Also I'm considering using the 2200uF Kyyu caps I found in the old Antec PSU I have, should I?
It's not just the size of the caps, but also the quality right? So I would stick to Blackgate, Audionote, Nichicon.
post #192 of 2194
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Originally Posted by AngryGuy View Post
I received my opamps today. I wanted to try replacing one on my audigy 2zs before I messed with my X-Fi, but i'm not sure which chip it is. I circled the one in this picture that I think is right:
I am also curious about the Audigy 2 ZS, let me know if you find anything out
post #193 of 2194
Alot of guys are using these LM4562's on soundcards latley they sound amazing. Do you guys find the ERS paper helpful? I understand it should work rather well seeing how "Noisy" the inside of a PC case is electrically speaking.
post #194 of 2194
is there any other website where i can buy the lm4560?
bcause national.com want to charge me 65 dollars to ship 3 samples.
thanks.
post #195 of 2194
I was going to do this mod on the XtremeGamer, but ran into some problems. From what I can see, the original op-amps in the Xgamer has its "pins" on the wrong side of the amp, so some bridge or something has to be done to get the new amp in place. Check the photo of it:



Anyone got any advice on how to proceed? Is using small bits of iron wire a good thing? First solder the wire to the xgamer and then solder the new amp to the wires?

EDIT: It might be possible to just bend the pins a little on the new amp to get it in place.

EDIT2: I have made another photo where both op-amps are beside each other to compare sizes. The new amp the the right of the old amp. The new amp is not soldered yet.

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