How to remove components from PCB

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by frenchie29, Jan 8, 2009.

  1. frenchie29

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    I just gutted my old computer, lots of goodies in it. How do you guys remove components on a pcb? I tried solder wick but doesn't work that good I tried the pump but still not doing a good job.
     
  2. mik3

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    Try to blow hot air with a hair blower for some seconds and then pull the component.
     
  3. jpanhalt

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    Jan 18, 2008
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    I assume they are mostly SMD. Some people simple play a soft torch flame on the back of the PCB and let the parts fall into a container. I have used a commercial heat gun for the same purpose. I suspect an ordinary hair dryer might not be hot enough.

    John
     
  4. SgtWookie

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    Newer computers have components soldered together with lead-free solder. Hobbyist soldering irons may not get hot enough to melt this type of solder.
     
  5. frenchie29

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    I got it with a heat gun :)

    Thanks guys
     
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