[rescue] Fixed LCD's?

Phil Stracchino phils at caerllewys.net
Wed Feb 19 13:15:09 CST 2014

On 02/19/14 14:06, Steve Hatle wrote:
> I have a Hakko FX-888D that I received at Christmas.
> I like it a lot, but the default tip on the iron wasn't my favorite - it
> was kind of a "chisel" shape instead of coming to a point. 
> The spring action solder sucker works OK, but I can see that the
> dedicated Hakko 808 would be pretty sweet.

Yeah, I'm looking thoughtfully at that myself.  It only needs one
difficult desoldering job on an expensive-to-replace component to make a
tool like that worthwhile.  Like when I had to replace all of the power
regulation caps on the motherboard of the previous iteration of my
workstation, because while I could probably have spared the money to
replace the motherboard, I could NOT afford a new motherboard *AND* a
new CPU and cooler *AND* all new RAM *AND* a new graphics card *AND* a
new power supply.  And I'd have had to replace all of those as well if I
bought a new motherboard.

I did manage to get all the old caps off, but it wasn't at all easy, and
took two people to get enough hands on the job to do it without a
continuous-suction desoldering tool.

  Phil Stracchino
  Babylon Communications
  phils at caerllewys.net
  phil at co.ordinate.org
  Landline: 603.293.8485

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