JP Vossen on 22 Nov 2008 11:38:07 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] OT: soldering on the motherboard

 > Date: Sat, 22 Nov 2008 13:10:29 -0500
 > From: Art Alexion <>
 > I'm replacing the power connector on a friend's laptop motherboard.
 > I've never soldered on the motherboard (just stuff like radios and
 > speakers) and my concern is burning other stuff in the process.
 > Any tips on motherboard soldering?

I'm pretty sure I'm a lot worse at this that the other guys who replied. 
  I'm not a MIL anything and was "trained" by myself through trial and 
error, mostly the latter.  So all I have to add is that Radio Shack 
sells various little heat sinks that might help.

Someone will probably say they are unnecessary if you do it right. 
Keywords, "if you do it right."  :-)  I like to use them when I can and 
they fit.

Otherwise, what they said.
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