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    So I never installed it before, but I can tell you the following:
    Use your soldering Iron to remove the connection: Use the wick and put the temperature at about 400 degrees and press on to the wick with it. Don't press too hard tho. If the most amount is gone, try heating the rest of the solder until you can flip the cable a liitle bit up.
    Then use very nail polish to cover the contact you dont wanna solder to. Should have probably done before soldering.

    Before doing this hassle wait for someone to measure these points with a multimeeter because they might be connected so you don't have to remove the solder.
     
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    Often you don't need desoldering braid. Wiping off the iron and dragging it across the pad(s) a few times can get the job done.
     
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    Very good point .

    And some flux will help.

    I tested with multimeter, you need to unbridge.
     
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  5. squee666

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    those are cold joints, what paste did you use
    did you use flux?
    also looks like you used really low temperature on your iron what temp you using?

    what does your CPU solder look like cause if the pads are like that....

    but yeah if you used a good temperature and plent of flux it shouldnt look like that.
    not trying to flame thats just how it is, tiny soldering has many risks

    my signature and @npavlovici image are good references of what thats meant to look like
     
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