For years I’ve been salvaging electronics components from discarded and broken devices. It’s not as hard as you might think. All you really need is a soldering iron, some solder wick and a bit of patience.
Solder wick is just braided copper wire with a bit of flux on it. You place the strand of wick on the solder, heat it up with the soldering iron and the molten solder will “wick” onto the copper. When you lift it the solder comes with it and you can then remove the component.
In this week’s video I’ll demonstrate this and other ways to remove components from circuit boards.
Keep on hackin…