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The Nintendo Switch is a handheld game console that can be played on the TV via a docking station, or on the go. Released March 3rd, 2017.

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Changing USB-C port - can't clear port holes.

Hi,

I am following a number of different tutorials on how to change the USB-C port on a switch and i am halfway there.

I've successfully removed the old port and now i am in the process of clearing out the old solder from the circut board. However, it doesn't want to come out, i've tried reapplying more solder and then use solder wick. I've tried heating the location up with hot air and get some solderwick down there.

But to no avail, i could buy a solder sucker but i think its a bit overkill since i wont be doing this kind of repair again very soon.

Anyone with any tips?

Maybe while the solder is flowing, put something in there?

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@tech_ni This was the state of the circuit board before I put the new port on.

I added new solder and made sure it was clean for the attachement. Flux in loads and alot of heat.

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I have a multimeter, I'll check between some points. But I might need a new port then, all this reworking might have turned a relatively easy job into a mess.

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it all depends on the temp you are using, if using hot air use the iron at the same time with the wick and make sure you use flux aswell, 400-450c on the iron and 250-300 hot air

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Thanks for the response, i've tried this now and i've managed to clear 2 portholes out of 4. So that's something i guess, but jesus christ.

I didn't think this would be the hardest part of the repair, been at this on and off for two days as i don't want to put to much heat and frustration into the board.

Many thanks Daniel.

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@the_ogge you could heat it up from below at 400c and just set the port in when the solder melts

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Thanks @tech_ni , i did this now and finally got the new port on and it seems attached. All the visible pins seem are connected.

I now have a new dilemma, it doesn't work, meaning somethings not attached properly. (most likely the row of connections that isnt exposed)

I have a final question to a guru like yourself, should i remove the port and try to reattach it again or should i just reapply heat on the area and try to wiggle it around at hope it makes as connection?

A firm handshake to you for helping us noobs.

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@the_ogge did you add solder to the pads before putting the port on and also put solder onto the pins of the port first. the port might be ok and m92t36 might be bad but you would need a multimeter to do checks on the board

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@tech_ni This was the state of the circuit board before I put the new port on.

I added new solder and made sure it was clean for the attachement. Flux in loads and alot of heat.

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I have a multimeter, I'll check between some points. But I might need a new port then, all this reworking might have turned a relatively easy job into a mess.

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check for shorts around m92 and bq

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