Thread: Zx81
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Old 26th Mar 2020, 3:20 pm   #194
John Earland
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire, UK.
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Default Re: Zx81

Originally Posted by Slothie View Post
Here's a,summary of desoldering techniques.
I've got a soldering pump but for years I used th flux and desolder braid technique. I desoldered 40 pin chips this way with no problems, as long as you do diagonally opposite pins to stop overheating the board. Once the solder has been sucked out wiggle each pin to break any adhesion - if it doesn't free up use more flux, more heat & braid. Practicing on an old board that doesn't matter is an excellent idea.
Thank you for this. I like the braid technique. What sort of braid is that? Can any wire be used?
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