Ok all.It's been over 30 years since the US Navy asked me to solder anything but I was actually in school to be taught how to do board work correctly.
Fast forward three decades and I need to replace the GI molex plugs on my new Jokerz. I only have a 40 watt Weller with a thick chisel tip, so i borrowed a long in the tooth solder station from a friend (no name, no working dials, no country of manufacture but obviously was nice equipment at one time, and the tip was small enough for board work.
I had solder braid and some 60/40 .32 solder. goal was to remove two sets of burned up pins and replace with new ones from Great Plains Electronics. i did lay down so fresh solder on the pins traces I was clearing as I think it makes wicking much easier
Before - burnt connectors:
Before - burnt pins on the backside
After - new pins attached
After - new pins on the backside of the board
So, Pinside, please feel free to critique my soldering. Does this look like passable work/? I verified there is no continuity between the trace pads and verified there is continuity at the end of the respective traces.
More importantly am i ready to replace the 100v diodes with 91v on my power supply board/?
Part 2 will be forming the new Molex connectors