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Forum: Equipment Usage, Soldering, Techniques, and Reviews 02-25-2023, 09:04 AM
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Posted By stj
Re: [FAQ] Atten 858d problem S-E (or 5-E) or stuck in 498'C.

maybe the plastic moved on the metal bracket?
or the magnet got loose inside it.
Forum: Equipment Usage, Soldering, Techniques, and Reviews 10-07-2022, 03:45 AM
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Forum: Equipment Usage, Soldering, Techniques, and Reviews 09-18-2021, 10:47 AM
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Posted By stj
Re: [FAQ] Atten 858d problem S-E (or 5-E) or stuck in 498'C.

check the cable for breaks if it's old - i'v seen that lots of times on soldering irons.
Forum: Equipment Usage, Soldering, Techniques, and Reviews 08-07-2021, 07:16 PM
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Posted By stj
Re: [FAQ] Atten 858d problem S-E (or 5-E) or stuck in 498'C.

??
you have 4 wires,
2 are the element that is exposed.
the other 2 are the sensor.
Forum: Equipment Usage, Soldering, Techniques, and Reviews 08-07-2021, 10:03 AM
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Posted By stj
Re: [FAQ] Atten 858d problem S-E (or 5-E) or stuck in 498'C.

on the element, you can use a multimeter to find the 2 wires by continuity test to the coil.
the other 2 wires will be the sensor.

then check that by setting your meter to read mV and heat the...
Forum: Equipment Usage, Soldering, Techniques, and Reviews 08-17-2019, 02:30 PM
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Posted By stj
Re: [FAQ] Atten 858d problem S-E (or 5-E) or stuck in 498'C.

so what - you hold both buttons and it uses the set temp as default?

i'm pretty sure mine holds the last setting until you change it again.
Forum: Equipment Usage, Soldering, Techniques, and Reviews 08-17-2019, 03:03 AM
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Posted By stj
Re: [FAQ] Atten 858d problem S-E (or 5-E) or stuck in 498'C.

the replacement formware thing is interesting, but i have not tried it - my unit works fine as it is.
although i did think about changing it so i could use an oled display! :D
Forum: Equipment Usage, Soldering, Techniques, and Reviews 08-16-2019, 01:22 PM
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Posted By stj
Re: [FAQ] Atten 858d problem S-E (or 5-E) or stuck in 498'C.

only a software function - try picking it up, putting it back, then waiting.
they do have a delay.
Forum: Equipment Usage, Soldering, Techniques, and Reviews 08-16-2019, 11:49 AM
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Posted By stj
Re: [FAQ] Atten 858d problem S-E (or 5-E) or stuck in 498'C.

if the cpu pin is changing between 5v and 0v when you put the handle on the holder then the cpu is bad i imagine.
otherwise you need to check the reed isnt cracked etc.
Forum: Equipment Usage, Soldering, Techniques, and Reviews 08-16-2019, 09:20 AM
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Posted By stj
Re: [FAQ] Atten 858d problem S-E (or 5-E) or stuck in 498'C.

not much to it if it matches either of these:
Forum: Equipment Usage, Soldering, Techniques, and Reviews 08-16-2019, 05:24 AM
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Posted By stj
Re: [FAQ] Atten 858d problem S-E (or 5-E) or stuck in 498'C.

so your saying the standby function isnt working, but it heats to whatever temperature you set?
Forum: Equipment Usage, Soldering, Techniques, and Reviews 07-10-2015, 05:09 AM
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Posted By stj
Re: [FAQ] Atten 858d problem S-E (or 5-E) or stuck in 498'C.

what is the soldering like?

some of the chinese units are terrible and you need to resolder most of the board!!!
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