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Think I botched an NVRAM install.

By hool10

5 months ago


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#11 5 months ago
Quoted from Pin_Guy:

Its definitely doable, it just takes years of experience to develop your own techniques and decide what temperatures are best for your style. Unfortunately this is almost a lost skill these days.

I used solder wick for years before pulling the trigger on a Hakko. With patience and practice it's an easy job but you have to build up both.

Even then some boards just suck. Early Bally solid state will lift traces if you so much as look sideways at them.

#13 5 months ago
Quoted from hool10:

Yeah I just bought a HAKKO FR301. I could have went with the bulb/iron type but you really can't control the heat and it doesn't get the all the solder out. Big difference between $245 and $15 but the question is "do you want to F things up and start doing wire jumpers"? On top of this I will more than likely do a few more installs because I'm part of a pinball coop so I can get my money back potentially. Do it right the first time with the right tool for the job!

I have found that I'm willing to be far more ambitious on projects now that the Hakko is in my arsenal of tools.

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