Want to de-solder a component but in doubt how to do this? Learn How to De-solder in Different Ways with different tools perfectly so that you can disassemble components effectively from the circuit board.
Follow the steps according to the description and the pictures. It will ensure the proper de-soldering that will prevent any kind of damage to the circuit board and the components. Also, maintain the safety tips always to ensure a safe working procedure.
Different Ways of De-solderings
De-soldering can be done in some ways. You can try one of these that is suitable for you and disassemble the components in the most optimum way.
De-Soldering by De-Soldering Pump
De-Soldering can be easily done with the help of a De-Solder. They are specially made to de-solder and disassemble components from a circuit board.
To use a De-Solder, at first pressed the handle of the solder sucker then heat the solder with the heater of the de-solder to melt down the solder. Some of the de-solder has no built-in heater, then heat the solder with the help of a soldering iron.
When the solder is melted down, pressed the release button or the trigger that will create a vacuum inside the tube so that it will suck the solder into it. The component will be free and remove it from the circuit board.
If there is any existing solder in the board then repeat the process to clean the board.
De-Soldering by De-Soldering Braid
To de-solder, a component with the help of a De-soldering braid, at first chose the proper soldering braid i.e. solder wick. If the solder braid doesn’t have flux, then it is wise to add flux with it that will clean the solder properly.
Unwind a few inches of solder braid the solder, touch the solder braid with the solder and then heat both. When the solder is melted down, the solder wick will convert the solder into a liquid that can be easily removed from the circuit board. Repeat the process to remove the solder properly.
De-Soldering by Soldering Iron
To De-Solder with the help of a soldering iron, first, heat the solder with it until the solder will melt down. When the majority portion of the solder will be melted down then pick up the component with the help of pliers.
If the component is free totally, then remove the solder with the help of a sucker or a solder wick. If the component can’t be removed then heated the solder more to free it from the board.
De-Soldering by Heat Gun
To de-solder with the help of a heat gun first, ensure that there is no component close the component you want to remove. If so, it is not wise to use a heat gun.
First, heat the solder with the help of a heat gun until they are properly melted down. If the majority of them are melted then with the help of a pliers release the component and clean the board.
De-Soldering by Compressed Air
To de-solder with the help of compressed air, at first heat the solder with the help of a heater or a soldering iron. When the solder is melted, On the compressed air then will blow away the melted solder.
When the solder is removed, pick up the component from the circuit board to free it. If you find trouble to free the component then heat the legs of the component little bit more that will release the component easily.
You should ensure the proper safety while you are working with soldering and other tools. Soldering iron is hot and the melted solder is also hot. So, it may burn your skin. So always use gloves and hold the tools carefully.
The de-solder creates high pressure and when the trigger or release button is pressed, it sucked all the thing that is in front of the sucker. So, do not put anything in front of the nozzle of the sucker and clean it regularly.
When the solder is removed, do not touch the circuit board or the component directly. They are also how due to the temperature of the soldering iron or the melted solder. You should do these tasks in a safe place and keep children away from these tools.
Frequently Asked Question (FAQ)
There may arrive a lot of questions on your mind while De-Soldering any component from the circuit board. Here some of the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about how to De-solder in different ways.
Q. What to do if the solder cannot be melted down?
Ans: If the solder cannot be melted down properly, then increase the heat of the heater that will melt the solder.
Q. How to clean the circuit board?
Ans: If a small amount of solder remains on the circuit board, then use a solder wick to remove the solder and clean the circuit board.
Learning the proper process of de-soldering is very necessary as, in case of a small fault, it may damage the circuit board. So, chose any of the processes of de-soldering properly and disassemble the components perfectly. But don’t forget to be aware of the safety steps.