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needing step by step tips for soldering a DC port onto a small circuit board

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Hi Everyone;

       Thanks to the help of Gary Case who was a great deal of help from a previously closed post, I gathered important information regarding the necessary steps for desoldering or removing a DC port of a small circuit board of an Averatec 3200 laptop.  Now, I would like to take this one more level.  While I am awaiting a replacement DC port, I would like to go ahead and gather information regarding the steps for installing the new DC port.  From what I gather, the desoldering of the joints which attach the old defective board would be removed, then, a pump would be used to suck all of the solder out of the holes and any flowing flux from the desoldering process.  At the conclusion of all this, there should be 3 clear holes for the legs of the new DC port to stick through.  At this point, I am a little confused regarding what to do next.  For instance, do I simply go ahead and solder the legs of the DC port which protrude through to the back side of the circuit board?  Or, will I need to apply solder to these legs as well?

           Any assistance regarding the proper techniques in soldering a new DC port onto a circuit board will be greatly appreciated.  I feel like I am missing some necessary steps and considerations when soldering a new DC port back onto a circuit board.

           In closing, I look forward to hearing back from everyone regarding this question.  I am confident there will be much insightful feedback given to this post.

           Thank you.

            George
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Hi Everyone;

           All the tools suggested from previous post have arrived.  Now that I have everything in place in addtion to the information provided here as well as other previously closed threads, I feel confident everything should go fine.  Speaking of the feedback, I wnat to thank each person for sharing their keen insights, thoughts, and tips.  This information used in conjuction with the clearly oultined steps given by dstewartjr's link will certainly help in getting me through this new task.  

             If I should have other questions or concerns arise, it is comforting knowing I have somewhere to go.  Many thanks again everyone for your help.

             George
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