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Desoldering bad caps and replacing

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Last response: in Motherboards
October 3, 2010 10:59:33 PM

I need help picking out a cheap solder iron to remove and replace bad caps from a motherboard. I have three mobos that all have bad caps. I'm not too concerned about ruining the boards because they are old. I don't want to buy and expensive iron, just one to get the job done and learn how to solder a mobo.

These are what I'm looking at:
Weller SP23

Weller SP40

Hakko 508

RS 40W

Have you used any of these with success? Which would you recommend?

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October 3, 2010 11:22:36 PM

Ive been using weller brand for many years,i really like them and they last forever,I would pick up the SP40 myself...........
October 4, 2010 12:07:50 AM

Weller is a good brand name, that should work great. But just about any iron will do.

Desoldering Braid, as well as the solder pump, is very useful too.