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How can I desolder the PS3 controller joysticks?

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#1 vikasaldana


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Posted 26 August 2018 - 03:25 AM

Hi everyone, like the title says, how can I disolder the joysticks from the circuit board? I've tried multiple times with a soldering iron but I had no luck, do I need a heat gun? I have many PS3 controller parts and I want to change my broken  https://photomath.vip/ps3 joystick, can somebody help me please?https://textnow.vip/

Edited by vikasaldana, 27 August 2018 - 09:49 AM.

#2 AkakmanH



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Posted 26 August 2018 - 05:45 AM

Did you use a de-solder suction tool? Like this one -


https://www.amazon.c...er suction tool


Even a small amount of solder will keep the part in place.

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Posted 26 August 2018 - 06:00 AM

I found that having the iron tip @ 330-350 C is the sweet spot for removing capacitors, BIOS chips without damaging board, and using good rosin.. this link might help provide some insight on de-soldering. https://www.badcaps.net/forum/

Edited by Braegnok, 26 August 2018 - 06:08 AM.

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