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Bally MPU’s suck


By oldschoolbob

1 year ago



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    #16 1 year ago

    Bob, pry the plastic housing off the headers so you can remove them one by one you'll be much happier with the results. You can also pull them out one at a time heating from below if you can't get the housing off. Much better results. If you're really fast you can pull the pin with your fingers (heat with iron, push down, pull really quick before you burn yourself).

    #19 1 year ago

    If you've already removed most of the solder the stubborn stuff is going to help lift the pad when you stress it with the housing removal. I usually use the leave the housing in place method for .100 headers and pull the pin out instead.

    #21 1 year ago
    Quoted from BigAl56:

    Just wondering why you needed to remove all the headers completely? Seems to me that operation has the potential to cause more damage than simply re-flowing the solder on the headers as-is.

    They're likely tarnished. I usually evaluate each board depending on how the plating looks and if I'm having issues, and also what my intended purpose of the board is (test, beater, etc.) - I'm not going to put 10's of hours into a board I'm most likely just going to put in a stock pile of "mostly working" for bulk sales.

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