Heat Gun

$19.95

Product code: IF145-031-1

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Heat Gun

$19.95

Product code: IF145-031-1

Product Overview

Great for reflowing solder and melting adhesive.

  • The power of fire in the palm of your hand (except for the part where flames actually come out).
  • 1500W Heat Gun needed for many different repair processes.
  • Can be used to loosen adhesive holding device components in place, or to reflow solder to repair soldered connections.

High and Low Heat settings

  • Low setting reaches 570/300 degrees F/C.
  • High setting reaches 1112/600 degrees F/C.

The high setting can ignite things. It can also burn you. So watch out!

For the professional heat gunslinger, check out our pro model, the Hakko HJ5000.

Product Details

  $19.95

 

US Only:

This product only ships to US addresses

Condition:

New

Notes:

Heat guns may produce residual smoke when turned off the first few times and should always be used in a well-ventilated area.

Available: 50+

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Stories

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My Problem

My friend dropped her phone in a parking lot.

My Fix

I do NOT like how this phone was constructed. I was actually maimed in the process of repairing this thing. It uses these tiny little pins to hold a metal frame onto the screen assembly. It is a horrible design. I ended up getting one of those stupid little pins lodged UNDER my thumb nail and had to shove a pair of tweezers up in after it and tear it out. . . I was not pleased. . . (I circled the pin in the picture of my thumb. In case you were wondering what the picture of the thumb was for. . . ) The adhesive that holds the back onto the phone is STRONG! And many of the ribbon cables can be a pain to get reinserted. (It did not live up to its "ZIF" claim)But overall, this phone is repairable. This is the second time I've ever torn apart a device, and I got it back together with only one issue after everything - the stupid black plastic insert over the proximity sensor. Now I have to take her phone back apart to address that. Obviously this repair took me quite some time, but part of it was spent on me being extremely careful in pulling off the backplate, and another part was spent on me administering first aid to myself.

My Advice

First, be VERY careful and VERY patient when removing the back cover. I took a lot of time doing this. I would heat up the back with a heat gun, then pry a little bit up. Then I would keep a spudger in there to keep a gap, reheat the back again, and pry more. I did this little by little until the back came free. It's important to be cautious. the back is flimsy and could easily snap, and it is also easy to get your spudger underneath the NFC cable and mess that up.

Secondly, I didn't remove the battery. There's really no need to as you detach any connections, and the whole motherboard is removed anyway. I think that saved me some time and frustration, because I have seen some complaints about it in the comments.

Third, KEEP YOUR EYE ON THE PROXIMITY SENSOR. Make sure that the black plastic insert is on there before reassembling the phone. It will fall off and you will never realize it, and then it causes the phone to act very annoyingly.

My Problem

RROD

My Fix

Repair was easy enough, just followed the directions. May want to watch a video or 2 on the X clips, pretty easy to destroy the whole motherboard if you screw this part up.

My Advice

The whole process was pretty easy. To do the reflow, instead of initially heating the board with the heat gun, I put it in the oven at 200 degrees for 10 min to uniformly heat the board before I started; it's not too hot to hurt anything. From there I heated each of the chips with the heat gun on high for about 4 minutes total and then let the motherboard sit for about an hour.

My Problem

I am just starting out in the repair business, I repair all sorts of electronics, mainly the repairs are either Mobile Devices, Laptops, Computers. IFIXIT.com has a lot of the tools that are required for repairing these devices.

My Fix

Repairs go a lot quicker with the right tools.

My Advice

Make sure you have the right tool(s)for the job you are preforming.

My Problem

I fixed it because it ha front and back screen broken.

My Fix

The repair went great it's fixed.

My Advice

None i did it on my own.

My Problem

The screen shows only snow.

My Fix

The iFixIt repair components worked fantastically! I was able to use the heat gun to melt the adhesive holding the touch pad digitizer to the iPad frame. i used: the set of picks to help separate the digitizer from the frame without damaging the plastic ring around the case; I the screwdrivers to remove the LCD; the plastic pry tools to open the LCD ribbon cable connector; the tweezers to reseat the ribbon cable; the replacement adhesive to reassemble the unit. The iFixIt tools and supplies were perfect! They worked as advertised and made the daunting task of opening a seemingly impenetrable iPad easy (I really mean easy). Unhappily, the problem was not a poorly seated ribbon cable. my iPad unfortunately seems to have other problems. Likely a failed integrated circuit.

My Advice

It's worth opening these iPads 'just in case' there is something 'dumb' that can be fixed, like a cable that has become loose due to dropping the iPad or jostling it in carry on luggage. Mine has seen about 300,000 frequent flier miles in 2 years, so maybe it did as well as can be expected. Although having it fail 8 days after the warranty and AppleCare expired was not pleasant. The iFixIt videos and tools are an absolute MUST of opening (and closing) these sealed products. Opening my iPad went so smoothly that you CANNOT tell it was opened: no scratches, bent plastic ring, cracked glass, etc. One idea is that you should always wear gloves so you don't leave fingerprints, and you should have some canned air handy to clean particles off the LCD and back of the digitizer. Sometimes even with the best effort, something cannot be effectively repaired as in my case. But, it was worth a try.

My Problem

Screen is cracked.

My Fix

Haven't do the repair yet.

My Advice

Don't drop your laptop.

My Problem

Replacing the broken glass on my samsung galaxy s4. I used the heat gun and believe I put it too close to the screen. Thus, discoloring the screen and forcing me to buy a $100 new screen/digitizer/lcd.

My Fix

Using the heat gun for the recommended time, I still managed to discolor my phone screen because the gun was too close to the device. I was happy because I managed to finally have a utility to caramelize the sugar on top of the Crème brûlée.

My Advice

Do not use the heat gun too close to the device. Use low heat, don't overheat, maintain a good 5 inch distance above the device.

My Problem

i fixed it because i believe that broken down video game systems dont belong at e-waste center's and i believe that people that have broken systems shouldnt throw them away but learn themselves to fix them, like i have

My Fix

it was quick and easy to fix and it didnt take too much time and the repair guide really made it faster and easier for me to do my duty to my video game life and my video game code and to get one step closer to accomplishing my pledge to ifixit.com

My Advice

take your time and read very carefully and dont get frustrated. if you do get angry or upset just take a break and take deep breathes wait a couple of minuets and then resume your work

My Problem

XBox 360 was not working because of red ring of death.

My Fix

Followed IFixit instructions with recommended heat flow gun and IFixit red ring of death kit and was able to fix the problem in around 4 hours. If I had to do it again it may only take me an hour or so now that I'm more familiar with the process.

My Advice

Buy the ArticClean Thermal Material Remover and Thermal surface Purifier as this came in handy when cleaning the chips and heat sinks.

My Problem

Found an xbox someone had put on the trash on moving day. Turned it on and of course it had the ROOD.

My Fix

Pretty smooth. Follow the guides on this site and you will be in good hands. Just take your time and have a good working space.

My Advice

The most difficult and tedious part was definitely cleaning the old thermal paste off the CPU/GPU. Use 91% IPA lots of cloth and TAKE YOUR TIME. That part alone took 30-45 minutes.

 

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