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Speed unsoldering! :P

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AndrewKrantz

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I am seeking a way to Unsolder an entire board and be able to remove the capacitors and resistors as fast as possible. Do they make a machine that does this? or does anyone have any pointers on how to do this?


What i have is a box of boards that i want to recycle and take the capacitors and components off to recycle


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I don't think you will be able to find any such machine, you have to do it by hand but don't consider all the components useful, especially the electrolytic capacitors that are used and aged.

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yes even with hands .. you need to use desoldering station, with appropriate heat...

---------- Post added at 22:49 ---------- Previous post was at 22:48 ----------

if you remove with hand it may or may not be re-usable, but you can re-use it if removed with de-soldering station...
 

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I am going to melt the capacitors down for the tantalum, and the other components accordingly so i honestly dont care if they are damaged in the process :p
 

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Then a hot air gun should do the jog, not the ones for desolating (there is no reason to buy them for this) but the cheap ones for paint and heat shrinks but you still have to pull the components, they are not going to drop down by heat only.

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I agree, go with the hot air gun, especially if you don't care about damaging the parts/board.

 

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