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Rediculus problem desoldering the 4 big pins on a Ver1
Rediculus problem desoldering the 4 big pins on a Ver1 –
I'm working on the other side of the PCB, the side with the power supply (I think that's what it is). Anyway I got 2 pins (outer ones) desoldered, and I can move them withing the hole. The 2 inner pins are giving me a real headache!!! There is solder around the each pin in the holes and IT DOES NOT MELT! My wick doesn't help anymore . I tried heating a pin for a long time and it just doesn't do anything. Yes the iron is hot, can melt solder (already checked hehe). I tried applying some pressure to lift the power supply's PCB up, that way I could maybe slide the PC off the pins while heating, but it ain't helping. There is this black/silver connector on the side of the PCB. It's holding the power supply to the motherboard. It's holding the PCB's too tight and therefore nothing moves. This connector is kind of weird looking, can anyone tell me something about it? Umm, like maybe does it actually disconnect haha . Well anyway back to the pins. Any tips to get that solder out in the holes? Strange that the solder doesn't seem to be melting. I wouldn't want to hold the iron on there longer, or I might break something. I'm using a 30W iron by the way. Maybe a little weak for this job, what do you guys think? So any tips? Searching the forum didn't help me much with the actual desoldering process .
I agree with pcsmasher. I have a v2 in which I had to desolder these points. I ran into the exact same problem at first. Where I couldn't draw the remaining solder with wick. Resoldered the points with fresh solder and then attempted the process over again. All the new and older solder was pulled into the wick..
You dont need to do it. Not sure on a v1, but on a v2 I did the only point on that side was the S signal, there are alternatives to that point on the top. Find a neo-2 diagram and use the #2 point as your S point.
It sure makes things a whole lot easier.
Thanks for the help everyone, I really appreciate it. I know there is an alternate S point, but I'm having a few problems and all my other points are perfect. It's actually not that hard to get to the other side from what I see, desoldering the 4 pins is much less stressfull than soldering to the legs of that dvd controller haha . I'll be able to do it eventually, that's for sure . I'll let you guys know how it turned out.
Actually I think my 30W soldering iron is crap! It's sharting to have problems desoldering the pins. It can melt solder, but if I put solder on a pin and put on the wick then the wick get's soldered to the pin....argh! I put the tip of the soldering iron on some new solder on one pin and it takes quite a long time to melt. Look like I have to go out and get another 30W iron. It's going to be fun on boxing day . I did try to sharpen and clean the tip, but no affect. Any idea what could be wrong with this darn thing? Right now I'm having problems desoldering the wick from a pin haha . Maybe I should get a 45W instead.