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post #11 of 14
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sounds good
but could it cause a problem if the wrong pins are missing?

because i is broken like halfway down
and the other is bent, but will probably break if I try to straighten it
i might hit it with the blowdryer first to make it less brittle
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My guess is that in order to repair it they remove the pin so that it is flush and then use a VERY small tip to apply a drop of solder on the pin location. From there the new pin is likely held in a specialized tweezer that is heated so that it acts like a soldering tip. The hot pin is then touched to the solder and then released. Presto, one new pin. You could even do this via a simple fixture which would take the shakes out of the loop...probably not nearly as bad as we think, though you probably have to treat that cpu with kid gloves afterward!
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Also I have used spring wire the same diameter as the pins, cut it so just the tip sticks out of socket, should work, I have a 1.7 celly fixed the same way.
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post #14 of 14
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the pins are on the edge thank god
what wattage iron should I use?

mines 15/30 adjustable

do i put the soldering tip touching the pin? and when its hot use the tweezers to melt the pin?'

or should I have the tweezers tip heat up to melt the solder holding the pin?


and bindusar, good thought,
but i doubt ill be able to make a fixture to make this simpler
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