[rescue] Fixed LCD's?
mh1272 at gmail.com
Tue Feb 18 15:57:13 CST 2014
So and based on the information in the thread, it takes at least $300 of
equipment/stuff to de-solder a failed cap and resolver a new cap. This is
in addition to learning to solder well enough to tackle this process. So,
herebs another reason people chuck failed LCDs in the binbthe high cost
entry to be able to do repairs. I would think that I would have to sell 10
repaired monitors to cover the cost of equipment/supplies.
The second set of suggested equipment with supplies would be at least $800
and that would make the break even point even further out.
So while some lament the fact of failed hardware being thrown out, it
really is a good choice just to take to the recycle and buy a new one at
the store/eBay/Craigslist/NewEgg. (For us, there is a recycle place at the
dump where we take our garbage. No extra gas needed.)
The biggest issues for me personally are (1) finding someone or some place
to train me how to do this process and (2) how to find $300 in my already
tight budget. A minor issue is finding a supplier of failed LCDs. There
are several businesses that I could contact close to me.
On Fri, Feb 14, 2014 at 5:12 PM, Rjtoegel <rjtoegel at gmail.com> wrote:
> You're no fun. Gotta solder SMDs with a Weller 8200 if you really want fun
> (and have a light touch).
> On Feb 14, 2014, at 2:36 PM, Jochen Kunz <jkunz at unixag-kl.fh-kl.de> wrote:
> > Am 14.02.14 00:58, schrieb J. Alexander Jacocks:
> >> I heartily recommend the Weller WES(D)51 units.
> > Stay away from Weller. At ocasion I had to use various Wellers in the
> > past 25 years. From the old fashioned Magnastat to the latest digital
> > controled soldering stations. Weller soldering irons are especialy bad
> > at delivering large amounts of heat. Soldering to a ground plane without
> > heat traped soldering pad - no chance. Soldering a wire to a larger plug
> > - no chance. Desoldering? No joy... It allways caused me grief when I
> > had to use a Weller.
> > ERSA is much better then Weller. But I think they are not big in busines
> > in "The New World".
> > I wanted to try Metcal. But used Metcal equipment is very hard to find
> > here in Germany and expensive when baught new. Eventually I gave up and
> > baught a OKI MFR 2241. It uses the "Smart Heat" technology from Metcal.
> > What a blast! I never used soldering equipment that performed so well as
> > the OKI MFR. It is amazing how small and easy to handle the MFR irons
> > are. Yet they are able to deliver an amazing amount of heat when needed.
> > Working with those tools is a pleasure.
> > So, if you are in the USA I recommend to have an eye on a used Metcal.
> > If you wane somthing new go with OKI MFR. Comparable or even cheaper in
> > price then Weller but performs much, much better.
> > --
> > tsch|_,
> > Jochen
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