Re: Electrolytic Capacitor Removal NO Desoldering Required


Paul Amaranth
 

I use tweezers or a hot air station. Seems if the cap has leaked a bit
you will have to be rebuilding pads as well.

Also can he use a larger soldering iron? Also note 20V tantalums on a 15V rail.

A lot of people seem to like him and his videos are pretty popular, but the
devil is in the details.

Paul

On Tue, Apr 21, 2020 at 04:21:50PM -0400, Glenn Little wrote:
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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