Desoldering Chips, was Re: Can someone, > confirm this chip equivalence?
dkelvey at hotmail.com
Thu Apr 8 09:06:48 CDT 2010
> From: marvin at west.net
> The easiest way to not damage the board is to cut the leads to the chip,
> and then use a solder sucker to remove the solder in the hole along with
> the remnants of the chip leads. Hopefully if one or more of the leads is
> soldered to the ground plane, those pads used thermal isolation to
> separate them from the ground plane.
In most cases, I find that heating from one side and sucking
from the other works fine, even for ground planes.
If I can get the solder to melt at all, it always clears this
As another mentioned, if it only has a little solder in
it, you need to add solder to fill the hole before sucking.
Solder wick is almost impossible to use in such cases
without damaging the board ( too many heat sinks ).
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