I am interested in removing a DC recharge port on the motherboard of a laptop computer and replacing it with a new DC port. From what I have gathered, the procedures involved in desoldering or removing the defective port and soldering or adding into place the new one is risky because of the heat generated by these tools which brings me to the crux of this question.
I want to say that I have purchased a few soldering guns and a desoldering gun with an attached desoldering pump, which really feels awkward. Personally, I don't think the wattage is high enough on any of these guns because they do not see to melt the soldered joints despite of the application of solder. Since I am not totally sure I have the right tools for this job, can someone shed some light on this matter? For instance, is there a kit I can purchase which will have everything needed to safely remove a DC recharge port on a motherboard? A friend of mine told me about a "cold" soldering gun which he says is safe because of elminating the risk of damage to a motherboard because of heat. Also, can I use "one" tool for desoldering and soldering or will they need to be separate?
Any shared thoughts to this question will be greatly appreciated.
Thanks so much.