Originally Posted by Cavi Mike
That's WAY too much heat to be putting into that board with all of that solder. And why would you bother with all of that when you have a solder-sucker in the first place? That's what they're made for.
I'm sorry but this is a terrible how-too, you don't even know how to use the equipment properly.
This "how-to" is all experience, and has mainly the amount heat in mind actually.
Of course i didn't start with this method, when i tried to get microswitches out of mice.
I tried the "pro"-solutions too:
- solder-sucker (risk to suck off the contacthole together with the solder, but chances to get all of the solder out to get the pins free with one try are low)
- desolder braid (needs much more heat, but chances to get all the solder out to get the pins free depend how tiny the holes are, so if it doesn't go easy chances are high to destroy the contactholes with too much heat)
-and even got me some tweezers meant for SMD-soldering to heaten up all the pins at the same time.
Everything was a pain the a.., took very long and in the end destroyed alot of contactholes/microswitches
The copper traces are actually not so fragile, and are covered with paint also.