Re: Electrolytic Capacitor Removal NO Desoldering Required

Jim Ford

True, even the mention of TWISTING made me cringe....Jim Ford Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone

-------- Original message --------From: Glenn Little <> Date: 4/21/20 1:21 PM (GMT-08:00) To: Subject: Re: [TekScopes] Electrolytic Capacitor Removal NO Desoldering Required 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.GlennOn 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)>>>>> >-- -----------------------------------------------------------------------Glenn Little                ARRL Technical Specialist   QCWA  LM 28417Amateur Callsign:  WB4UIV      AMSAT LM 2178QTH:  Goose Creek, SC USA (EM92xx)  USSVI LM   NRA LM   SBE ARRL TAPR"It is not the class of license that the Amateur holds but the classof the Amateur that holds the license"

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