Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Herndon VA, USA
Questions after a trial run
Got my iron, got my de-solderer, got all my other tools, a "practice" ARC, and an old circuit board for practice. Everything went slowly but steadily until I got to the rivet which holds the chip to the board. Then it all went pear-shaped, but I did eventually get the practice stuff apart. In the process, I mangled the standoff (I think that's what it's called... the brass tube which holds the heat sink away from the board) pretty badly.
I have rivets which will work when I start on the "real" ARC. However, there's no way said rivets will fit through the existing standoff. I'm quite puzzled how to set things up so I get separation between the heat sink and the circuit board, as well as the "best" way to remove that blasted rivet. Any advice/tips would be greatly appreciated!
1971 1750 Spider, 1988 Milano Verde
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