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None, I think I have both but I don't know how to use them. I'm taking a Soldering class in the summer so hopefully I can get this right in the fall. I also have slight burnt myself along the way.

So how the wick or the pump work? I have the pump but it's kinda big for the pins or do I suck the chip out...? And I heard someone said something about flux and stuff.
You don't use the pump to pull the chip out.

If the pump is too big, use the wick. Basically, lay the wick against the solder joint. Heat the joint up and the wick should absorb the solder. This is probably why it was so hard. If you don't use a wick, the solder you just heated to remove cools before you get can get the chip out.

http://www.aaroncake.net/electronics/desolder.htm
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post #192 of 979
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Uhhh... yea, I did, specifically, Soloz2...
I am editing and recording audio for my projects with this computer... are you sure you don't remember having this conversation with me?
I sent you a PM, which is what you should have done instead of posting this type of comment...

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What kind of skill you need to do this because apparently I can't get a .2mm tip solderer to de-solder the pins of the old opamps. The damn thing is too small.
try the hot air approach. You'll just get frustrated doing what you're doing.

here are some soldering tutorials that helped me when i first got started soldering
http://tangentsoft.net/elec/movies/
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I sent you a PM, which is what you should have done instead of posting this type of comment...[/url]
If you reply in a public forum I will ALLWAYS respond in a public forum.
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Alright I had the 3 new opamps in place. Sounds definitely improved but I expected just a little higher. Had to use flux and soaked the card to clear it out afterward. Card in, windows doesn't recognize, restarts, restarts, drivers gone, change PCI slot, boot, install drivers, card runs right in.
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post #195 of 979
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Alright I had the 3 new opamps in place. Sounds definitely improved but I expected just a little higher. Had to use flux and soaked the card to clear it out afterward. Card in, windows doesn't recognize, restarts, restarts, drivers gone, change PCI slot, boot, install drivers, card runs right in.
Glad to hear it!

I still need to pick up a few more opamps and that huge capacitor..
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Glad to hear it!

I still need to pick up a few more opamps and that huge transistor..
I'll get the extra opamps and the black gate once I get some $$. For ERS paper, can I use the anti-static bag to cover the card? The bag that comes with most mobo.
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post #197 of 979
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Glad to hear it!

I still need to pick up a few more opamps and that huge transistor..
Psst, you mean "huge capacitor"
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I was testing you
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so anyone get their card modded already?
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so anyone get their card modded already?
I just had the new opamps in, only 3 of them though. Haven't short out the 4 caps, and put in the big power cap.
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