This unit acted up for a while. Eventually I got the "please wait" error message that the e85h is famous for. I googled the issue and it was suggested that faulty capacitors were to blame.
I disassembled the unit, and sure enough, capacitors 1270 and 1271 were bloated and leaking. I didn't have any way to measure the dimensions to order replacements online. So I put off the project.
The unit has been sitting around (in pieces) for well over a year now. And it's time to deal with it. I am going to just get the capacitors from Radio Shack. The other problem is I have never soldered before. But I want and need to learn.
So I'm not really sure what to buy. I just want something cheap to start out with. Once I gain more experience, I can upgrade my tools.
I found this kit on ebay: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Soldering-Iron-Gun-Rosin-Core-Solder-Wire-Desoldering-Pump-Suc...item35c17a3dbe
I was just wondering if this would be good for desoldering the old capacitors and soldering the new ones in place. For a beginner
Any advice would be greatly appreciated as this is completely new territory for me.
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