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    Yet Another I'm Terrible At Soldering Thread

    I'm trying to solder on a new power port, but I can't remove it. The iron is hot (enough to make steam on a sponge), but the thin layer of solder doesn't seem to melt. I'm afraid to hold it to the board too long because I don't want to burn it. I took some pics:

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    Are you using that braided crap that sucks up the solder?

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    I tried that, but the gap is too small to got it.
    @Krafter Any suggestions?

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    I used a slightly wider tip and that seems to have solved the problem.

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    What does it look like on the bottom side? Is it soldered there too? I've never seen a connector mounted like that before. (Remember that de-soldering iron I suggested to you a while back......? Would come in handy right about now )

    If it were me, I'd would (as weird as it sounds) add more solder to each leg. The extra solder will allow the heat to transfer better and make it a whole lot easier to melt the existing solder. I would then take a small blade screwdriver or similar and work my way around it in a circle prying it out little by little while melting with your iron (use the biggest tip you have).

    I see a lot of copper that it's mounted too so it's going to take some work to get it out. The extra solder will make it easier on you. Solder braid won't help because you'll never get enough solder removed with it to free it.

    Edit: Totally missed the above thread lol. ^^^
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    I actually still haven't gotten it out. I ordered a cheap (but highly rated) desoldering iron. I was making progress after the new tip, but it's taking too long.

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    Try adding extra solder as suggested. I think you'll be surprised how well it works. You can even purchase low temp solder that's used strictly for desoldering. But in the end, I know you'll be happy with the desoldering iron. I didn't pay much for mine either. Again though, don't be afraid to add more solder to assist you even with your new desoldering iron.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Krafter View Post
    Try adding extra solder as suggested. I think you'll be surprised how well it works. You can even purchase low temp solder that's used strictly for desoldering. But in the end, I know you'll be happy with the desoldering iron. I didn't pay much for mine either. Again though, don't be afraid to add more solder to assist you even with your new desoldering iron.


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    I'll try it, but it sounds paradoxical. Add solder to remove solder.
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    You're not removing solder at this point. You're removing the component.


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    I realized I never answered your question. There is an extremely thin layer of solder on the bottom side, but it won't melt. I can try to take a clearer picture later if you want.

    The copper is just there as a conductor, right?
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