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    Desoldering IC bridge, anyone suceeded?

    i finally slipped up and bridged two ic legs slighly, going out to get desoldering brais tomarrow, just wondering how hard and if it's possible to desolder them? any done this before and could give me pointers? what braid to get etc,, thanks

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    check my post in the FAQ section...it is called soldering 101 for future technicians, It have a small section on how to desolder bridged points.

    Plus removing the bridged solder (according to how well you solder) is very intricate but simple to do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by finook View Post
    thanks dark mod,, i actually have already read ur soldering 101, not alot on desoldering jst wondering is it possible to desolder IC legs using braid? how effective it is, tips on how to, should i use flux etc...

    is it possible has it been done by you,wud giv me more confidence

    thanks for the reply mate.
    Well finhook.....every single day in my country....I constantly repair my rivals mess especially bridged IC legs...so yes I succeeded in repairing it, but sometimes they damage it so badly that sometimes it don't make sense repairing their turd.

    So to answer your question, yes you can use the desoldering braid to remove the bridge.

    Let me give you a few pointers on how to successfully remove the bridge:

    1. apply a little flux to the points that got bridged.
    2. With the braid, rest it across the bridged legs and
    3. With your soldering iron, rest the iron on the braid allowing it to heat up and allowing the braid to absorb the solder and
    4. make sure the braid don't stick on the IC legs.

    Now remember BREATHE when you are doing this technique. If you feeling jittery and kinda weak when you are desoldering, stop and get some fresh air outside cause this work takes alot of your brain power and energy from your body. So take this advise and Happy Modding.
    Thanks everyone for the great support.
    Hope to hear from you soon, cause i'm getting ready to retire from the modding scene.
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    if the iron is hot enough, all you have to do is follow what dark mod has posted and just quickly touch the braid with the flux underneath. You should here a sizzle and the solder bridge should be transferred to the braid.

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    much apreciated Dark Mod, infact i have soldered IC legs on my own Wii aswell and wud regard myself intermediate in soldering, i messed up because as u said i rushed, think u really need to be awake before soldering, ill let you know if it was successful, going to get the braid now,,

    thanks again.
    Sean.

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    Sorry it took so long to get back, but all i can say is never fear desoldering braid is here,, practised on a broken drive, got the hand of it very quickly,

    Fixed the bridged IC's, also on the broken drive for practise i bridged them real bad and managed to desolder them(took a bit of time but worked)

    I found some useful tips and tricks.
    1) Use loads of flux,
    2) If at first you don't suceed, add more heat!! hold iron down for much longer!!(becareful also)
    3) If there was only i tiny bit left which happend to me, the solder braid won't soak that bit up, i used a scalpal to gentle scrape that bit away like thinfoil.

    Anyway thanks guys for all your advice worked a threat.

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    Cheers bro wudnt been able to tempt it w/o the support of the comments, things ar much easy'r done once you know people have tried and succeeded be4.

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