[Coco] CoCo repair-upgrade

Don Johnson coco at fivejohnsons.com
Mon Sep 26 22:06:22 EDT 2011

I use that tool as well for my desoldering work.  I tap the iron down on a paper tool and knock the solder out so that it doesn't have a chance to build up and spill out.  Keeping the tip clean and clear also allows better heat transfer and the iron works better that way.


On 2011-09-26, at 3:26 PM, Chad H wrote:

> Actually, that's EXACTLY what I used...I tried desoldering braid first...mixed results.  Tried vacuum desoldering bulb., only seems to work if hit the part real quick before it cools.  I LOVE how the desoldering iron/bulb combo works.  Only downside to it I've seen is its easy to make a mess with the solder residue it tends to spit out
> Mike Craig <mdcmike at sbcglobal.net> wrote:
>> Chad H <chadbh74 at ...> writes:
>>> I would like comments (hopefully constructive) and suggestions on my work
>>> from anyone that's already experienced with soldering IC's and components.
>>> I've already  taken photos of a FD-502 pak I upgraded and put them in the
>>> link here.  http://www.mediafire.com/?cde2vmcqp63jt   The 26-3127 & 26-3127B
>>> CoCo 2's pictured there were both upgraded as well.  I can disassemble them
>>> and take photos of the work if anyone's interested.  
>>> -          Chad
>> Nice work! Do you use a desoldering iron such as this one: 
>> http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2062731
>> Or you use a desoldering wick? I use the one from the link and have had good
>> results. 
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