How To Desolder Components

Cleaning The Terminals

First thing you need to do after finding the terminals of the component you want to desolder is to clean them with isopropilic alcohol (a.k.a. isopropanol) using a toothbrush. Just wet the toothbrush with isopropilic alcohol and brush the terminals. Do not use regular alcohol.

How To Dessolder ComponentsFigure 6: Wetting the toothbrush with isopropilic alcohol.

How To Dessolder ComponentsFigure 7: Cleaning the component’s terminals with isopropilic alcohol.

How To Dessolder ComponentsFigure 8: Terminals correctly cleaned.

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