Re: Electrolytic Capacitor Removal NO Desoldering Required


Glenn Little
 

Be very careful, you might remove the trace under the capacitor by twisting it off.
I worked with a tech? that used this method and he destroyed a few boards.
I know of no reputable repair school that recommends this method.
I use desoldering tweezers to remove the caps.

Glenn

On 4/21/2020 2:48 PM, Steve Groesz wrote:
I just came across this video from "Mr Carlson's Lab". The method seems reasonable to me for reducing the chances of damage to the PCB when replacing the SMT caps. Any thoughts on this method? (Physically twisting caps off the PCB)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X8N9O3a9jiM


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