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Soldering Iron stopped working

Discussion in 'DIY' started by saxomax, Nov 19, 2012.

  1. saxomax

    saxomax Member

    I have been reading posts from this website for a while but this is my first post.

    My HQ-Solder/30 as just stopped working.. The digital display is ok (just shows 025c) but the soldering iron just wont heat up. I am sure I can buy parts but any idea how to find which part as broken. I guess you would need to have experiance with this iron to know but I just thought I would see if anyone can help.

    Cheers Mike
  2. CentiZen

    CentiZen Evil Genius in Training Accessory Maker

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    Usually the failure with a soldering iron (and pretty much any element based product) comes from one of two places; the element itself, or the power supply. Not necessarily the one that would be running the LCD or other components; but the one that transfers the high voltage wall AC power into high current DC power for the element.

    You could try buying and replacing the element; but unfortunately this requires you to use... a soldering iron. So unless you own more than one; your stuck buying a new soldering iron either way. If your interested in trying though, this is the element that your model uses.

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  3. saxomax

    saxomax Member

    Thank you very much for your help and the link to the element. I have now bought one.

    I have removed the old element to take a look. Their are 4 wires a blue a white a red and a black. I put a multimeter to the red and black and it read 28v so as theirs a voltage getting to the element I assume it must be the element thats faulty. Well its worth a try anyway.

    Cheers Mike

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