- What does it mean?
XBox – DirectX Box
TSOP – Thin Small Outline Package – Type of chip with BIOS stored in it
BIOS – Basic Input/Output System – Type of electronics operating software
Modchip – Modification Chip used to bypass onboard hardware
DirectX – Microsoft DirectX is a collection of application programming interfaces (APIs) for handling tasks related to multimedia, especially game programming and video, on Microsoft platforms.
HDD – Hard Disk Drive
DVDROM/DVD Drive – Digital Video Disk
IDE Cable – Integrated Drive Electronics
PATA – Parallel AT Attachment
SATA – Serial AT Attachment
Ribbon Cable – Cable of many lengths stuck together resembling ribbon
AWG (30AWG) – American Weight Gauge
Heatsink – Metal block used to draw heat away from a component to dissipate it to the air.
Soldering – To attach with molten metal
Kynar – Type of thin solid core wire
Tinning – To apply solder to the tip of the soldering iron
Braid – Used for removing unwanted solder. So called as it is braided wire
Flux – In metallurgy, a flux (derived from Latin fluxus meaning “flow”) is a chemical cleaning agent, flowing agent, or purifying agent. Fluxes may have more than one function at a time. They are used in both extractive metallurgy and metal joining.
RSS – RSS (Rich Site Summary; originally RDF Site Summary; often called Really Simple Syndication) is a type of web feed which allows users to access updates to online content in a standardized, computer-readable format.
IRC – Internet Relay Chat