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Using a Heatgun to remove/ scavange parts from old or broken PCB. I using a old harddrive as a example. You can salvage most any surfacemount, BGA or ...
First remove the PCB from any casings. Here I have just a few screws to remove.
Now you will heat up the area with the heatgun. I would suggest using something nonflammable to put the item on and place it at a comfortable angle ...
Now that you have removed the parts you are interested in. Let the board cool and do with as you please. This picture shows the parts removed. I ...
Here are some of the parts I removed from the HDD PCB. In this picture I an see IC's, SMT transistors , capacitors, and diodes.
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