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How do I replace the micro usb port? It will not desolder.

So I have an Asus Transformer Book with a broken charge port (micro usb) and already have a replacement in hand for it. However when I try to desolder it will not budge or even melt the solder. Keep in mind that I do not have a desolder pump or wick/braid. But my question since I'm a novice when it comes to soldering is, is this micro usb port soldered on in such a way that requires desoldering braid or a pump, or both?? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance. :)

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Madd Scientist no magic here:-). You will need flux and yes desoldering braid will make it a lot easier. No pump needed. Ensure that your soldering iron is hot enough. Clean the iron, apply some flux to the tip and then melt some solder on the soldering tip. Apply some flux to the contacts you are desoldering then heat those up with the soldering iron and use the braid in between. Once it is unsoldered clean the pads with flux and braid. Careful here, not hot enough and you will rip the pads of with the connector since they are still tacked together. To hot and you burn the pads of the circuit board. So a bit of practice will go a long way.

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Thanks a lot for the concise response. Like I said I've soldered before but I've watched a friend do this type of thing over the course of a year so I had an idea that something like this was needed. I will try and post an update assuming I have success for anyone having the same question. Thanks again! :)


Madd Scientist best of luck to you and holler if you need help. Welcome to ifixit.


I have a quick follow up question: would a heat gun be sufficient to take off the port in one go? I've watched a few videos replacing the same port on other phones and it seems a lot easier. Is this device's port different?


Madd Scientist it can be done but it is very difficult to control the heat. You may just melt the whole board....


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