Originally Posted by Bigbones87
I know the feeling. It gets frustrating. Are you good at soldering? Because these are tiny points on the e3 linker. Also, the ps3 motherboard is the big issue. If you heat the board up too much you will wreck it beyond repair, because you can cause things to become unseated. If you aren't good at soldering, I would suggest going back to the clip. I know it is a pain in the ass. Everyone who uses it the first time takes the ps3 apart a million times and cusses the damn thing the whole night. It is due diliigence for downgrading with the solderless clip. I know you will get it eventually, but if you can't take it anymore, then go ahead and give the linker a try if you feel you are up to the task. All I can say is good luck. I have never used the e3 linker, so I can't be much help. All I know is the VCc is the 3.3v on the motherboard, and you only have to use one ground on both the e3 linker and the motherboard. Ask
before taking my word on it. All I know is what I have read, and these guys know more than I could ever dream of knowing when it comes to these things.
Could you give me any tips for applying the clip. When I put it on, it is parallel to the motherboard and flush, but it just slides off. Is it supposed to be this way?