Oh, come on... Seems there are two different versions of the desoldering gun. With different connectors. That both physically fit the socket on the base station. 😣
My ZD-8915 desoldering stations's been giving me grief for a while, the element temperature display just flickering around while the set temperature display was OK. The gun would still get hot but I suspected it was no longer regulating temperature and that the temperature sensor in the gun was shot.
So I ordered a replacement gun as it's reasonably priced and I couldn't be bother to try and fix it.
And of course: now it's even worse, the display just showing error. -.-
Sigh, the great yak hath calleth and I shall attempt to do his bidding...
Looks like the pad's all gone as well. :|
The ZD-8915 desoldering station is such a piece of junk and I've just about had it with it.
Replaced the pistol part of it twice already, and now the tip temperature is just flickering in the display.
I suppose the temperature sensor or wiring in it failed. So I get to order another one.
Should probably shell out for a Hakko instead...
New Arrivals 🤓 #retrocomputing
Some nice items in this haul; good condition C128, working 1571 drive, Competition Pro joystick and unobtainium Comal 80 cartridge.
Also ordered some 48 pin sockets to replace the broken one for Gary. And some replacement 74LS244 buffers (U10/U12). But the tough part will be those trace repairs... #retrocomputing
After a first spot cleaning with vinegar to neutralize the alkaline corrosive, followed by an IPA rinse, the CPU and custom chips are extracted.
Worst case scenario, they become Parts. But... First, I'll do a second, deep cleaning of the PCB and attempt to restore the corroded traces, if possible.
@seven1m @EdS loved that book! There is a cool Command line heroes episode on the subject https://www.redhat.com/en/command-line-heroes/season-4/minicomputers
If passed, this bill could fulfill a long-standing dream of U.S. law enforcement: the end of private, encrypted messaging on the Internet. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2020/03/earn-it-bill-new-path-doj-finally-break-encryption
Old Gary may yet live. His socket - not so much. #retrocomputing
Abandon hope all ye who enter here.
Looks like the battery fluid has seeped into the PCB. The black discolorations are likely caused by eaten away copper.
This may turn out to be a write-off. At least there's always Parts duty...
VARTA. #Retrocomputing death, the destroyer of worlds. 😢
Displays of faith in humanity is, in general, heartening. But... I do wish this particular seller had trusted a little less in international parcels being carefully, lovingly passed from angelic embrace to angelic embrace - and not just put brown paper around a thin cardboard box and off you go. #ebay #woe #retrocomputing
Suspect there's a special place in hell for sellers who auction off a piece of equipment without power supply, only to auction off the power supply separately afterwards...