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Usually a medicine bulb (pic) works well for when you're heating solder to the point where it melts, but then can't get it out/away from the part you're taking out. I don't know if thats the specific issue you're having.
Thanks Chipp, but I think I've set my sights on simply cutting the damn things I just can't think of the perfect product to cut with
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I know I've got a pair of very tiny snips that I've used on vintage gear that I needed something removed in, can't think for the life of me what they'd be called though. I'll take a look at tool store websites.
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post #503 of 979
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I would LOVE to do this. Unfortunately I dont have so called "surgon hands".

I could do the cap, I dunno about the opamp though.
I do. I LOOOVE to solder stuff. In fact, I might just do this to a DIAMONDTEK XtremeSound 7.1 for my dad when it comes in the mail. Its a cheap $50 card, on sale for $20 on newegg (big price drop). I can replace the OpAmp and corresponding Capacitors; it seems simple enough. of course i would not follow this guide, but once i get a good detailed look at that PCB i'll know what to do.

and what should we use for shielding between ERS paper and back of PCB? Electrical tape work? <dont laugh plz>



oh and i also have these 'snip' things chipp -- very handy. its like a plier handles but a very thin almost tweezer like scizzor blade.
    
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Thanks Chipp, but I think I've set my sights on simply cutting the damn things I just can't think of the perfect product to cut with
http://www.sears.com/sr/javasr/produ...seBVCookie=Yes

that'll work for you. a small needle nose pliers with a couple cutters.

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I do. I LOOOVE to solder stuff. In fact, I might just do this to a DIAMONDTEK XtremeSound 7.1 for my dad when it comes in the mail. Its a cheap $50 card, on sale for $20 on newegg (big price drop). I can replace the OpAmp and corresponding Capacitors; it seems simple enough. of course i would not follow this guide, but once i get a good detailed look at that PCB i'll know what to do.

and what should we use for shielding between ERS paper and back of PCB? Electrical tape work? <dont laugh plz>

oh and i also have these 'snip' things chipp -- very handy. its like a plier handles but a very thin almost tweezer like scizzor blade.
go to your local craft store and pick up some foam sheets.
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post #505 of 979
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Bah, I'm having a hard time removing the old opamps. Any tricks of the trade or what's a good tool to use to cut them out? If I simply cut them out, I'll use the remaining legs to solder to, so I'm not against cutting them.
Use a heatgun on the opamp on a low setting, while wiggling the opamp left and right with a pair of pliers. Soon enough, the opamp will just pop right off when the solder has softened.
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a heatgun? a little soldering one or a full on one?

Kapow?
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a heat gun found at your local crafts store will work. won't be industrial grade, but it'll last you a while. Look in the embossing section
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a heatgun? a little soldering one or a full on one?

Kapow?
Yup, just like that. It sure doesn't need to be fancy, mine was like $10. Maybe even a hairdryer might do the trick lol.
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post #509 of 979
I thought that would be too hot and damage the parts?
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I thought that would be too hot and damage the parts?
Believe me, the card will be HOT. The entire thing will get like 200F and stay that way for 5 minutes.

It won't wreck anything though, as long as you stop when you can get the opamp to wiggle and you focus the heat over the opamps as best as you can.


Do it one at a time, letting the card cool off each time.
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