From a few previously closed post, I went ahead and purchased a 45 watt de-soldering iron with a pump in addition to a 15 watt soldering iron. I also purchased some high quality Rosing core solder (60% tin and 40% lead) to assist in this project as well. The new DC port has already arrived as well. At this point, I am needing assistance in removing the old defective DC port. Using the instructions given from a previously closed post in addition to the instructions on the back of the package containing the 45 de-soldering iron, I am still having trouble getting the protruding connector pens of the DC port to remove. If I am not mistaken based upon my understanding of the instructions, I am to apply heat to each of the 3 connector pens with the 45 desoldering iron with the pump being squeezed in. Immediatly upon seeing any solder melt, I am to remove the iron from the board and release the pumping bulb to release any melted solder. Unfortunately, the 3 connector pens are not melting as expected. Obviously, I am missing a necessary step here. Would it be easier to simply use a Dremmel tool with a rotary cutting accessory to curr off these 3 protruding connectors? I did purchase a Dremmel tool along with the desoldering and soldering tools. Even if I was able to carry out that part of it, I would still need to clear the holes where the old pens of the defective DC port was located to make way for the new DC port.
At any rate, any suggestions or tips to correct what I am doing wrong will greatly be appreciated. I am sure and confident I am missing a simple step here, but, I am not sure what it may be off the top of my head.
In closing, I look forward to hearing back from everyone regarding this question.