mnorton wrote:OK - surgery is turning into a problem on this imac. I am replacing the 1000uF caps and have removed the 5 old caps.
The new caps won't fit in the holes and one cap has a pin stuck.
What's the trick to cleaning out these holes in order to inset the new caps?
zmttoxics wrote:Also, I recommend using a soldering gun for this, around 140W should do the trick. Soldering irons have a hard time keeping the heat on those thick PCBs (the multiple layers act like a big heat spreader).
sybrfreq wrote:get a thermostat controlled iron, I have... 60W (?)
that and some solder and a braid should be all you need... I've pulled grapefruit-sized caps out of amplifiers and the such (not to mention #6 stranded leads, et al) with just that. actually I used for the longest time a 40W iron that I got at RS for $4.99 with no problems- but it eventually died.
IMO flux is unnecessary unless you are soldering plumbing.
sybrfreq wrote:IMO flux is unnecessary unless you are soldering plumbing.
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