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Old 12-29-2010, 10:04 PM   #15
stevekasian
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Default Re: Hanns-G HG281D 28" TFT - Multiple Problems

I'm using solder wick and the iron isn't even heating up the joint enough to melt the solder in any reasonable amount of time. Introducing the wick into the equasion seems to be just a little too much. It sinks enough heat away that the solder won't melt. I try priming it with fresh solder and it helps, but it's pretty much unworkable.

Do you think a 35 watt ** EDIT!! 25 WATT ** pencil should be the proper size for this type of board work? If so it is probably the heating element just needs replacing. Just don't want to replace it with a higher wattage iron if it'll end up being overkill.

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