I bought a 908S soldering iron from AliExpress. It was great until a resistor exploded.

Can someone help me find a picture of the PCB so I know what resitor to use to replace it?

I can't identify it because the cover is gone.

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    \$\begingroup\$ I feel like I would be concerned as to why the resistor failed. Maybe it was a resistor meant to limit the current on the iron and wasn't sized properly?? \$\endgroup\$
    – Jay
    Jun 6 '20 at 3:09
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    \$\begingroup\$ The resistor is all but certainly not the original failure. The TRIAC would be a more likely suspect, and killed the resistor too... \$\endgroup\$ Jun 6 '20 at 3:19
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    \$\begingroup\$ What form of product guarantee did you receive from Aliexpress? What brand name was the product? What data sheet did it come with? What spares support do Aliexpress provide? What customer services (aftercare) can Aliexpress give you? How much did you pay? Did you ever consider buying a soldering iron from a dealer with any form of reputation selling branded goods from a reputable or recognized manufacturer of soldering equipment? \$\endgroup\$
    – Andy aka
    Jun 6 '20 at 7:33
  • \$\begingroup\$ @Andyaka You need to get a rubber stamp made :-). MAybe we need a canonical Q&A relating. Probably a good idea. No? \$\endgroup\$
    – Russell McMahon
    Jun 6 '20 at 11:16
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    \$\begingroup\$ On my 908s pcb the resistor says: 1R00 \$\endgroup\$
    – Macron0
    Feb 22 at 21:11

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