Re: Desoldering Falcon NVRAM
Posted: Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:48 pm
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When opening my Falcon, it turned out the Dallas chip doesn't use a package with pins that could easily be reached (and cut): Any suggestion how to proceed here?exxos wrote: ↑Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:40 pmMy video was done to try and prevent damages to the boards as a lot of people are not good at this stuff. Sure more qualified people could do different methods.. but as many found, including myself, using a solder vacuum can easily damage pads, its why I avoided it in my video. Cutting pins and doing things one at a time means people will not start levering the NVRAM with a screwdriver, breaking the motherboard, ripping vias out etc when the NVRAM doesn't come out freely. I've fixed many boards due to such damages.
No objection if you want do a video, but have to think about who are not good at soldering, and how they will likely damaged everything, every step of the way. That is why I did the video, and the methods I did.
Yes, I had to borrow a board heater that sets under the board and brings board temp up close to solder melting and then use wick and an iron on top with more solder and flux. I really believe it was the worst extraction I've ever done.