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Old 31 March 2013, 00:19   #15
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Originally Posted by demolition View Post
I bought this a while ago and got around to testing it yesterday when I wanted to replace the CPU in one of my 600s with an 010.

Unfortunately it didn't work like the Chipquik I've seen in videos and in fact it didn't help me at all in the desoldering process. It does melt at a low temperature and stays melted for a very long time, so that part is fine. It just doesn't seem to want to mix easily with the solder, so eventhough I applied plenty of it all the way around and it was sticking to all the CPU pins, which meant the solder should have melted when I applied it, it still wouldn't budge.

I had to use the good ol' heat blower for over 5 mins before the CPU wanted to come off. I removed an old CPU socket last night, cut the middle bars and removed the strip of 32 pins easily. use desoldering braid to get rid of most of the solder from the pads before you apply the chipquik

I don't know what makes this 'Woodmetal' different from Chipquik. Any ideas?

Did you apply lots of flux? it should work fine but you have to use the flux (same with the real stuff)
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