I see a Hakko 808 on one of the UK distributor sites, and their price list mentions a 230 volt heating element.
Indeed they have the desoldering gun but the price is excluding 21% of VAT so extremely expensive compared to USA prices.
Anyway I have a Pace rework station with a desoldering piece and hot air Thermojet so this has to work.
My first attempts that didn't succeed were with my desoldering iron only. Now I used the whole set
After a few trials and error, I ended up doing it like this:
- I first used my hot air Thermojet with a very fine nozzle set at 340°C and melted the old solder
- This didn't free the pins of course so I re-applied fresh solder to all 30-pins with an iron at 320°C and wiggled against the pins until they were loose in the fresh solder
- Then I set my vacuum pump at maximum power, desoldering iron at 340°C and used one of my larger desolder tips ( a Thermodrive ) to remove the remains of the old solder and the newly applied solder and it worked out.
I could then easily remove the complete 30-pin socket. I tried this technique on a Mac Plus logic board and it works like a charm.
I did cut the Dual 30-pin socket between the 2 rows first as 60-pins at once was an unncessary risk.
I guess the combination of the Thermojet and a larger Thermodrive tip for desoldering was the key to the solution.
Absolutely no damage to the PCB since I could keep the temperature pretty low.
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