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IMO, for a car key its better to replace the whole key body if it is that bad, have you checked online? many of the bodies are available. If not there are generic equivalents you can pick up online for a fraction of the cost from a dealership. In my experience, I replaced a key with remote locking with a folding key, coded it to the door remotes myself and had it cut and coded to the barrel (another code) at an auto locksmith. After Mrs Curly lost one of the pair on the beach it needed to be at least recoded..
This is excellent work, and great attention to detail. You're more than welcome to spend a day in my workshop organizing my tools.BTW - We OCD sufferers cope as best we can, life becomes much more complicated.
Support the cct board if necessary, then heat the solder until you have a fluid mass and have the nozzle of the sucker as close as possible to allow the vacuum to suck up the solder, press the button and byebye solder - works fine for me.
Nice work! Good to see other people repairing their electronic equipment rather than replacing. I had a similar issue with a Samsung 226bw monitor, great picture quality for three years, then flickering and eventually failing to power up. It is pretty widely known (google it) that the cheap (rhymes with saxon..) capacitors in these units often drift out of spec after a few years, leading to these types of problems. I replaced all mine with a well known brand, problem solved, repair cost - around $15AUD total. For testing you can use a cap tester, or visually check for bulging, signs of leakage or heat degradation. As caps are cheap - even decent ones, I tend to perform debugging with a solder sucker (which i far prefer to braid) and a rubbish bin lol.
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