Separating components without breaking them

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briesmith

Joined Mar 20, 2021
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IMG_20210320_155957.jpgIMG_20210320_155955.jpgIMG_20210320_155946.jpgCan anyone help me with the technique to separate this plug and socket combination (the white component in the attached image)?

I am very reluctant to apply any force as I don't want to damage the socket's connection to the circuit board.

Any help/advice will be much appreciated.
 

Tonyr1084

Joined Sep 24, 2015
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None of those pictures provide clear evidence of whether it's a connector or not. Some cases you can have a molded body with wires soldered directly to the board. There doesn't seem to be any labels in the picture such as J1 or P1 (or 2 or 3 or so-on). Sometimes the silk screening (white painted lettering) will give a clue. Not always though.
 

twister007

Joined Feb 29, 2012
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View attachment 233225View attachment 233226View attachment 233227Can anyone help me with the technique to separate this plug and socket combination (the white component in the attached image)?

I am very reluctant to apply any force as I don't want to damage the socket's connection to the circuit board.

Any help/advice will be much appreciated.
Many times plugs and sockets have a latch that locks when they are together. A set of small screwdrivers is handy. Use one to release the latch. On a All Terrain Vehicle I had to cut the latch with a pair of sidecutters to get it to release.
 

Yaakov

Joined Jan 27, 2019
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That appears to be the sort of connector that uses the curved section as a latch. If it is, gently pulling up at the overhanging bit will release the locking and allow it to be removed. A side view of the connector would be very helpful in determining if that’s the case.
 
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