Re: Replacing SMD component
Chris Weiss <cweiss@...>
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+1 on the rework station - otherwise, look into solder braid. It's highly-conductive copper weave (about shoelace size). You put it against the component and your iron against it and it wicks up the solder - I've found it _very_ effective for removing both SMD and through-hole components. It's also cheap and lasts forever.
Be really careful when pulling on things, it's possible to pull the solder pad up off the board which can be a pain to work around.