Originally Posted by sccr64472
Well, I've removed all 5 opamps, and the old capacitor. I've soldered 1 of the new opamps in and also the larger capacitor. It took 4 attempts to successfully solder 8 legs. On the previous 3 attempts, at some point I got solder to overlap and short 2 legs together. If this happens again, does anyone have an easier solution other than removing the entire opamp and starting over? Talk about a PITA!!
Jeeze, you are having a tough time man. That never happened once to me.
Ar you using a fine tip soldering iron? You can file it it make it finer. Really, you need it pretty fine to solder such small legs.
Anyway, you could use a little spring solder sucker that you can get from radioshack to suck the excess solder. They are kind of hard to use on those small points. Or you could use a copper solder braid to remove the solder, I don't have much luck with those either.
Really, the best way would be to just remove it again with a heatgun and get rid of all the solder when you can get a close look at it.
Frankly, I am surprised that nothing is broken as a result of those shorted legs.