advice for a microsoldering noob

Ive recently become interested in microsoldering, more as a hobby and to repair my own things. I recently purchased a microscope and hakko soldering station with hot tweezers. I have experience soldering but on bigger things like instrument cables, amps and effects pedals that die from being out in the elements at gigs. I have no experience using hot air or any idea which unit to get but I have had my eye on the Weller wha900. is there a general temperature that you should start at with hot air? I understand that every situation is different, im just trying to find a good starting point so I don't sit there melting and overheating boards to death. it may be a little while before I am able to afford a hot air station after buying the microscope and soldering station so any insight or information on hot air would be greatly appreciated.

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Do a web search for uTube videos put out by one of our contributors Jessa Jones:


It would help us to know what you plan on working on.

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Thanks Mayer Ive seen a bunch of her and Louis rossmann videos. They both actually got me interested in trying out microsoldering. Right now i have my girlfriends old MacBook pro that died last year that i may attempt to fix if i get the hang of microsoldering and don't butcher boards. i have a bunch of dead/water damaged phones sitting on my desk that i thought i would practice on to get used to soldering through a microscope. but anything that's broken im willing to take a shot at.


I'm having great luck with just a hot air re-work station on Mac GPU's. Currently running about 70% success rate.


@jojobarqs Another excellent youtuber for micro soldering is

Louis Rossmann. He specializes in apple


@jimfixer - read the above comments


After doing some research I'm sure her laptop issues are caused by the gpu. I see there was a recall but I'm a couple years late. Time to save up for a hot air station. If you don't mind me asking, which hot air station are you using?


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