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Un soldering hi, i'm trying to remove a tuner from a circuit board but all of the leads are soldered on . how do i lossen the solder on all the leads so that i can pull the tuner out of the circuit board. thank

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You need something called "solder wick." It's a braided copper strip that soaks up the solder as it melts. (You put the braid on the joint and then heat the braid and joint together.) I think Radio Shack sells it in small rolls. It's also available online from companies that sell electronic parts and service supplies.

You can also try using a vacuum solder ******. That has a plunger that pops out when you press the release button, and it pulls the molten solder away from the joint. I personally don't like those; I find the wick is much more effective, and it's possible to damage the board with the mechanical ******.

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    Hmmm. I forgot that some words get bleeped. I should have said vacuum solder puller, but I guess the meaning was clear. "Vacuum solder opposite-of-blower." "Vacuum solder $uck3r" maybe. Thanks for the good rating.


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