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Patrick (Firewire)
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Username: Firewire

Post Number: 19
Registered: 12-2007
Posted on Sunday, March 16, 2008 - 12:20 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Can anyone give me tips on how to remove transistors from a circuit board using only a solder iron?
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Rohan (Digital)
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Post Number: 40
Registered: 3-2008
Posted on Sunday, March 16, 2008 - 2:27 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

just pull it out
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Patrick (Firewire)
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Post Number: 20
Registered: 12-2007
Posted on Sunday, March 16, 2008 - 6:51 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

No, I want to reuse the transistors that's why I want an easy way to remove them without destroying it.
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Rohan (Digital)
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Username: Digital

Post Number: 41
Registered: 3-2008
Posted on Sunday, March 16, 2008 - 8:06 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

IT WILL NOT GET DESTROYED I KNOW IT TRIED ALSO
OTHER WISE CUT THE AREA WHERE THE TRANSISOR IS THRERE AND THEN TAKE THE WIRES AND SOLDER IT EASY ENOUGH!!
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Simon Quellen Field (Sfield)
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Post Number: 1870
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Sunday, March 16, 2008 - 12:18 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Google for "Solder wick" and "soldapult".
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Patrick (Firewire)
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Username: Firewire

Post Number: 24
Registered: 12-2007
Posted on Monday, March 17, 2008 - 5:51 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Oh, solder wick, the braided copper thingy... I tried other things though, I placed enough solder to touch all pins so when I melt the solder, it would liquify the solder holding the three pins all at once allowing me to easily pull it out, it's quite dangerous because the time to melt the big blob of solder is enough to overheat the transistor and make it pop... (I kinda destroyed three on that technique) then after removing the hot transistor, I quickly submerge it to water and let it cool off... Since the transistor is water tight water won't go inside the casing...
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Rohan (Digital)
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Username: Digital

Post Number: 61
Registered: 3-2008
Posted on Saturday, March 22, 2008 - 11:18 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

do u have a nail cutter then u can cut the leads with out damaging them!
easy enough! i did it and it came out easily enough!

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