I spent a lot of time jacking around with a pointed tip that I think I bleeped up a few of the pads. By the time I changed to a chisel tip and learned the "add solder to remove solder" tip, I was nearly done. The surface scratches are from my first attempt at pulling the mosfets when using the pointed tip to melt the solder. FAIL. If I killed the board, so be it. I've learned a lot from the folks here during the short time I've been a member and learned a lot about what not to do. A few lessons may prove more costly than others. I even bent my wife's favorite tweezers. That's not good! But, onward and upward.
My Dad spent nearly 50 hard years as a sheet metal / iron worker and I sure could have used him around again for the 1000th time since he passed. First he'd have busted my balls for what I did with such a tiny soldering iron, then he'd grab us a few cold ones and the teaching would start.
After the cleanup here's what I am left with. I doubt I'll be able to work on this again until Monday night. Who knows, this may end up posted as an amp for parts listing but I really do hope I can fix my own bleep-ups and get this working again. I am a proud member of the "Tubthumper Society"... I may get knocked down but I get up again. Also a good approach when growing up playing hockey for 25 years or so.
Maybe this should be a sticky with a "Cautionary Tale" tag.
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