Mr. Pinball Tip:

Need to remove solder from a PC board? Don't have any of that fancy desoldering braid? Here's what I have been doing for over 26 years. Find some old cable wire RG59 with copper shield, cut a piece about 12 inches long, remove the outside cover, pull the braided wire off the center conductor, dip the braid as you use it in a can of solder flux paste (found at local hardware store), use soldering gun and braid to suck up solder from PC board and from around parts so they can be removed easily. Use alcohol and Q-tip to clean PC board before installing new parts.

Tim Kirby

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