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[* black] To open the hole blocked by solder, heat the solder pad with the tip of a soldering iron while pushing through the molten solder from the other side of the hole with a thin steel rod.
[* blackicon_caution] Do not overheat the the solder pad. Pushing the tool all the way through the hole may require heating the pad several times. As a rule of thumb,thumb heat the solder just enough for it to melt, then remove the tip of the soldering iron from the jointpad. Excessive heat will damage electronic components.
[* blackicon_caution] Do not overheat the the solder pad. Pushing the tool all the way through the hole may require heating the pad several times. As a rule of thumb,thumb heat the solder just enough for it to melt, then remove the tip of the soldering iron from the jointpad. Excessive heat will damage electronic components.
[* icon_note] In our case, we decided to use a right angle pick. Some other possible tools for this process include straightened out staples or thin sewing needles. Lead solder will not stick to steel.