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#1 (permalink)      6/5/2022 12:34:41 PM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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Need help with taking apart an old box mod
Those who have adventured with those, might have some ideas...
I need to take off that 510 contact to take out the internals .


It doesn't react to soldering iron, tried acetone and "diluant cellulosique" (cellulose thinner?) if it was some taff Chinese glue...i literally soaked in each of them for an hour.
but nothing happened.
What can it be and what other things can I try?

Edited on 6/5/2022 at 12:38 PM
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Ohh damn, just noticed that it wasn't acetone, only a substitute of it :/

(in France they are trying to retire a bunch of old products considered poisonous. lol! For "domestic use". it's written "Acetone, then above with much smaller letters: "substitute")
So to try that again, if I've got still some real one...

Edited on 6/5/2022 at 12:43 PM
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Blowtorch ?
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It'd be hard not to torch all the rest. I can pull out this thing only a 10-ish mm.

Is it hotter than a soldering iron?
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Hacksaw through as close to the 510 as possible and file the bottom of the 510 flat if all else fails?
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Correct me if I am wrong but it appears the white tube is just a cover for the wires that are attached to the 510 plate. It would seem if that is the case just slice carefully the white cover 5mm back then snip the two wires that are connected to the 510 with a pair of wire cutters.

If that is the case the next thing to do would be to clean up the 510 plate if it is desired to keep. The 510 plate should be free once the two cables are snipped. You should be able to remove the rest of the mod board from the unit. If you snip the wires close to the 510 plate so there is enough wire to reattach.

The old 510 plate then can be either heated up to remove the old solder material on it if that is what was use to make the connection or you could rough it by hand sanding it. Take it to a grinding wheel and so on.
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cilika wrote:

It'd be hard not to torch all the rest. I can pull out this thing only a 10-ish mm.

Is it hotter than a soldering iron?



Blowtorch butane will go above 1500 Celsius.

I’m thinking like the above and why not go all the way, clip it off, torch the goo and then replace the wires between board and 510.

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Thank you for all the suggestions. I's done. Just needed a little more heat...
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Well done. Did the soldering iron do the trick then ?
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I guess my soldering iron isn't hot enough...
Anyway a small torch (a kind of jet lighter but much better than the ones usually available - of a friend) did the trick. Everything is back now. (First time soldering. I did it, I did it! lol!)

...even mended a tactile switch ! =)

Edited on 6/29/2022 at 7:21 AM