4. Cleaning up the board.

posted Feb 15, 2010, 9:06 PM by Bill Bai   [ updated Jul 20, 2010, 7:11 AM ]
Took my soldering iron to this bad boy today and removed all the broken pins.

Cleaning up PCB

The last part of this video got cut off for some reason.  I found out that the broken pieces of shielding left in the through holes were preventing the solder from being wicked up by the braid.  I added some more solder to each through hole until the pins came out of the hole.  After the remnants of the pins were out, it was easy to wick the solder out of the holes, and as you can see in the next picture, everything is nice and clean with no solder remaining on the solder pads or through holes.

Also cleaned it off using alcohol.