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nate890

I found blowing through it didn't work much at all... The solder dried before it would even be able to come out.

JoeN


I found blowing through it didn't work much at all... The solder dried before it would even be able to come out.


It worked for me, but it was only a "film" over the hole, not a "glop" since I had first cleaned it up with a wick, it just didn't remove the last 1% for some reason.  Anyway, I don't recommend it!!  I've since bought a pump too...
I will never ask you to do anything that I wouldn't do myself.

nate890

Yeah, I've actually ordered this very cheap pump off of ebay to see how it goes (http://www.ebay.com/itm/221052532667?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649)

AndyCC

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Jul 23, 2012, 10:23 pm Last Edit: Jul 23, 2012, 10:27 pm by AndyCC Reason: 1
Desoldering wick is just braided copper with flux in it. It is really cheap and everyone should have some - but if you're stuck somewhere without it, you can approximate it with stranded copper wire.

Fan out the strands a little, let the solder wick into them, and then repeat until the solder is gone. If you have liquid / gel flux, dip the strands in that first to make life easier.

justjed


Another non-orthodox solution is to melt the solder and quickly bang you board aganst an ashtray ...


I do still have 1 or 2 of those around ... someplace. Used to have them deployed in at least 3 rooms.


Also don't have to worry about burns either as I don't wear hot pants...


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