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I seem to remember there being a special low temp solder that you applied to the part that you want to desolder. It lowered the melting temp of the existing solder on the board keeping it liquid long enough for all the pins to be heated and then the part can just be pulled off.
I just held the board upside down. Melt the solder from below and it will drip down onto the iron tip. I then scraped the solder off of the iron tip with a spare, flat edged soldering tip.
Beware of dripping melted metal...a few of the bigger drops just fell off in globs.
(This was my first attempt at soldering/desoldering so idk if this is against protocol, but it worked perfectly for me on a small board!)
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Posted:Oct 15, 2010
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