The Xbox 7MN-0001 Wireless Controller, was manufactured by Microsoft Corporation. It is the first generation Xbox One controller released, but has since been discontinued. This controller has since been superseded by Models 1697/1698 and Model 1708. While this controller is commonly used with the Xbox One, it can also be used for PC gaming.

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I'm trying to replace a joystick on my controller. I have electrical solder (Bernzomatic silver bearing rosin core). Is that good or do I need a different kind of solder?

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Bernzomatic silver bearing rosin core is plumbing solder, not electronic solder. You need to get either 63/37 of 60/40 (Tin/Lead). Both have their advantages and disadvantages. There are also different kinds of fluxes within these solders and wire diameters.

You can do a lot of research (here's a good summary). Keep in mind that soldering is as much an art form as it is a science. People will argue up and down on which solder and flux to use like their lives depended on it. Ultimately, everyone develops their skills and finds their own preferences.

However, you can't go wrong with a 63/37 solder with No Clean (NC) flux at a diameter of 0.020". Look for Kester, AIM or MG Chemicals for their solder line up. Order whatever is most convenient.

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