[NTLK] overclocking the MP2x00
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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