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« Reply #45 on: July 30, 2014, 08:47:26 AM »

I use this type of tool to remove solder - it's an iron, and it heats up. Makes for cleaner removal IMO
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This is the tool for recapping monitors. It really saves a lot of time because it melts and removes solder with one hand. The Soldapullt requires two hands: the soldering iron and Soldapullt. Then you need to put down your soldering iron to cock the Soldapullt for each capacitor leg. Plus both tools are the same price, $15 so you might as well get the desoldering iron.

Tighe gave me one of these and I hate it. I prefer the Soldapullt. Smiley
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« Reply #46 on: September 14, 2014, 12:54:20 AM »

Thanks for the info John. I picked up the multimeter and a few other things from your list. That Fluke multimeter rocks.
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« Reply #47 on: October 28, 2014, 11:38:31 AM »

dewalt protective goggles, $10 http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000RKQ1NI/
3m respirator, $10, http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000FTEDMM/

you can use vapour carts for really strong chemicals, http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000XBKLLE/

and for sanding + painting you can use the cheap pads

3m filter pads http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0013Z0TV6/
the pads require the two attachment pieces http://www.amazon.com/dp/B009POHIRK/ and this http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00065UJ0U/

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« Reply #48 on: February 10, 2015, 02:21:00 AM »

most of my body tools came off a snap on truck.
For the hell of it I keep hounding my local electrical tool shop for a solder station with a desoldering wand
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« Reply #49 on: February 10, 2015, 10:09:18 AM »

How about a hand truck?


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« Reply #50 on: July 17, 2015, 02:50:22 PM »

I've seen several of John's videos where he discharges an arcade monitor. He uses what I believe he said is a homemade tool to do the job that looks like an old long flat-bladed screwdriver with a wire electrical taped to it that has an alligator clip on the other end of the wire. I was wondering if we could get a more accurate description of how to specifically build this tool? I also wonder if there is an actual "real" produced tool to do this job properly.
I gotta admit, being relatively new to the idea of fixing up games and possessing no proper electronics training, fooling with a potentially dangerous electricity source like a monitor kinda intimidates me. I'm a firm believer in having the right tool for the job and I'm also a big fan of continuing to live a bit longer.  Grin
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« Reply #51 on: July 17, 2015, 02:59:59 PM »

THere is a proper tool for it and john owns it as well.
Its called a HV probe. something with 40KV rating is what you need.


If you want to make something yourself what you should do is take a big long screw driver and solder some wire as best as you can to it. or at least wrap it very tightly around it. Wrap the whole thing in tape. Now with the wire end you will want to solder together a ton of 100k resistors in series, like 10 of them. wrap that in tape or shrink tubing. finally another piece of wire to the end of the resistors and into an alligator clip.
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« Reply #52 on: July 17, 2015, 03:16:10 PM »

Something like this?

http://www.amazon.com/Fluke-80K-40-High-Voltage-Probe/dp/B000LDQ672/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1437160357&sr=8-1&keywords=hv+probe

Or this?

http://www.amazon.com/Precision-HV44A-Voltage-Probe-Meter/dp/B000LDFNF8/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1437160357&sr=8-3&keywords=hv+probe
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« Reply #53 on: July 17, 2015, 03:24:43 PM »

yeah pretty much, the fluke is nicer but the B&K is fine. They go on ebay for less than half that.
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« Reply #54 on: December 01, 2016, 05:20:31 AM »

Hello
i have audi q5 need to replace gear mecatronic unit inside AT
what tool can programe the new unit i have vaspc but it need pass abritus ans X431  but i dont know which tool can do this job corectely
Best regads
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« Reply #55 on: December 01, 2016, 06:19:20 AM »

I use this type of tool to remove solder - it's an iron, and it heats up. Makes for cleaner removal IMO
Cheap at Radio Shack, too



^^^^^
This is the tool for recapping monitors. It really saves a lot of time because it melts and removes solder with one hand. The Soldapullt requires two hands: the soldering iron and Soldapullt. Then you need to put down your soldering iron to cock the Soldapullt for each capacitor leg. Plus both tools are the same price, $15 so you might as well get the desoldering iron.

Tighe gave me one of these and I hate it. I prefer the Soldapullt. Smiley
LOL to each there own, even if I had that Hakko like John got I'd probably still use this more as it's so simple and light. If I had the desoldering station is probably use it more. That Hakko is just so big.
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« Reply #56 on: February 21, 2017, 12:06:27 PM »

Hey John,
I'm a super-fan of Atari Vector games and was starting to get into repairing them, etc.

Where did you get that giant red grounding rod probe you use on the WG's, etc?  I figure I'm going to need one of those. Smiley

EDIT:  Doh, NM.. otifrank linked it above.. I should read more carefully. Smiley
https://www.amazon.com/Fluke-80K-40-High-Voltage-Probe/dp/B000LDQ672/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1437160357&sr=8-1&keywords=hv+probe

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« Reply #57 on: February 21, 2017, 12:26:24 PM »

Hey John,
I'm a super-fan of Atari Vector games and was starting to get into repairing them, etc.

Where did you get that giant red grounding rod probe you use on the WG's, etc?  I figure I'm going to need one of those. Smiley

EDIT:  Doh, NM.. otifrank linked it above.. I should read more carefully. Smiley
https://www.amazon.com/Fluke-80K-40-High-Voltage-Probe/dp/B000LDQ672/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1437160357&sr=8-1&keywords=hv+probe



Yes, but you can get them waaaay cheaper on ebay.
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