[NTLK] overclocking the MP2x00

Woody Smith woodysmith at comcast.net
Mon Mar 1 19:35:46 EST 2010

I like to use a small pair of horizontal wire nippers to grasp the  
crystal while un-soldering.  It gives good control and allowes you to  
easily apply slight upward pressure on each end individually.  I have  
also found that the plastic spacer is adhered to the board, a gentile  
rocking with the axix of the crystal seems to break that bond sot that  
only the solder is holding it.


On Mar 1, 2010, at 3:10 PM, Neal Trembath wrote:

> Jim is right: do not use a high-wattage soldering iron.  It's not  
> difficult, though you may want to practice.
> You will use the iron to heat the original crystal's board solder,  
> one leg at a time, only enough to pry the leg gently from the  
> board.  You will have legs on the original and the replacement  
> crystals and the switch to solder to: your hookup wire does not have  
> to be tiny.

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