Tom H on 23 Nov 2008 18:27:31 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] OT: soldering on the motherboard

On Saturday 22 November 2008 14:50:45 Art Alexion wrote:
> On Saturday 22 November 2008 13:44:50 Eric wrote:
> > If you are removing old parts then use solder wick or a "solder sucker"
> > to remove the solder from the existing connections just as soon as the
> > solder melts. Speed counts here - stop heating as soon as the solder
> > melts and is removed from the heated connection.
> This is where I am now.  I have the old part out, but 3 of the 5 holes are
> still covered by solder.  What should I use as a solder wick?

The easiest way to get the solder out is with a vacuum desoldering station.  I 
have access to one at work If you'd like some help.  I can also get you some 
solder-wick if you want to try that instead.

Tom H.

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