Thanks to Joel and Edwin for the desoldering and reflow this evening. With a little bit of encouragement, this mid-90s machine is running again!
Please remember to clean the magic vacuum desoldering gun after use, everyone. Use some wire to clean the nozzle while it’s still hot.
If anyone has suggestions for further repairing/replacing/cleaning the plug/socket please let me know.
Future project: connecting this laptop to a QuickTake, one of the first consumer digital cameras, to create a retro-tech photo booth. Ready for EMF 2024?