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Old 2005.10.23, 06:51 PM   #1
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FET Upgrade two part video

I found the time to shoot some video of me doing a FET removal. I have attached pictures of the FETs after install and of the tip of the soldering iron. Yes I know the installed chips on the board look like arse. The idea is to take your time. Patience is the key to a good clean install. There are also tons of stuff you can do to clean the board up before you start. This was a down and dirty install video I just had to make. I put the car together after the video and ran it on the track. Much better . All of my cars except my first Enzo are done by me.

Thanks for all the positive feed back .

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FET upgrade video Part 1: removing the stock FETs

FET upgrade video Part 2: installing the new FETs

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Old 2005.10.23, 09:29 PM   #2
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Old 2005.10.23, 09:49 PM   #3
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Same here and this should be a sticky!!!!
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Old 2005.10.23, 11:09 PM   #4
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how long do you heat up the stock fets for?
from my experience if you heat the board up to much they will lift pretty easily
just my 2 cents
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Old 2005.10.24, 12:14 AM   #5
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Can't wait till part 2... Keep up the great work....
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Old 2005.10.24, 01:30 AM   #6
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how long do you heat up the stock fets for?
from my experience if you heat the board up to much they will lift pretty easily
just my 2 cents
I use a 35w iron and you hit each side and push lightly at the same time. Once the solder on the board is melting you move steady back and forth then it just melts(not breaks) loose then you just push it off the board. You don't want it to cool and stick to other parts.

Time may vary depending on how hot your iron is. I think people are pulling the pads when you pry on the board. If you notice I just push it off with out putting upwards pressure on the pads.

I hope it can be a very useful video to everyone wanting a little cheap speed.

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Old 2005.10.24, 01:51 AM   #7
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Nice video, byebye.
I said in another thread that I use a 30watt iron for FET removal, but I checked and it says 40. and the tip is similar to your "sharpened" version. Desoldering braid really speeds up the process but, just like in your vid, letting the iron do the work is key.
I look forward to your FET install vid (for me that's the easy part).
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Old 2005.10.24, 04:27 AM   #8
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Nice video, byebye.
I said in another thread that I use a 30watt iron for FET removal, but I checked and it says 40. and the tip is similar to your "sharpened" version. Desoldering braid really speeds up the process but, just like in your vid, letting the iron do the work is key.
I look forward to your FET install vid (for me that's the easy part).
Good work.
Thanks!

I think the toughest first is just takin them off without damaging the board. The next toughest is stacking them since a single chip is just 'tacking'.


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Old 2005.10.24, 05:15 PM   #9
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This is one of those additions to a fourm that makes a member great. Everyone and their dog wants to see ByeBye do a fet mod. From the GTGs we all have the idea that he is god of fets... now we know.
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Old 2005.10.24, 05:41 PM   #10
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byebye,

Excellent video and you make it look so easy. Can't wait to see part 2 and it might just give me enough courage to try a 4x4 oblique stack again without lifting the pads.
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Old 2005.10.24, 05:55 PM   #11
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Damn...I should've had some hip music going in the background- maybe that's why I lifted my pads

Thanks for taking the time to put that together!
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Old 2005.10.24, 06:23 PM   #12
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Hey guys! Thanks for the positive feedback. Any helpful hints and ideas are welcome. You've all encourage me to iron man it tonight and put the part 2 vid together. I'm off (3rd trip) to Bermuda again tomorrow for work. Tonights work will help me get some rest on the plane.

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I really have to get a job with you, to be 'forced' to go to Bermuda for work.....
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Old 2005.10.24, 08:26 PM   #14
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I really have to get a job with you, to be 'forced' to go to Bermuda for work.....
BDA baby! It's a tough life I know

Well part 2 is up and at the beginning of the thread. Let me know what you guys think!

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Awesome work Bye-bye. That gives me alittle more confidence to attempt it myself, though I think I will try it on my old IW02 before messing with the MR-02s.
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