This should be done in a well ventilated area and protective gear worn while doing this so you don't burn yourself or cause a fire.
this is purely informational and i do not have any other ways to desolder surface-mount components easily and i wanted a cheep way to do this.also to put your concerns at rest i dont know if the components are unuseable or not most end up as keychains or refrigerator magnets.lastly i dont want to use an oven because the fumes from the PCB(Printed Circuit Board) could be harmful and cook into what ever gets baked in that oven.
Step 1: Materials
- tin lid (if you don't have one than use something non-flammable and wont melt)
- pcb's (kind of necessary to be able to desolder)
- 70% rubbing alcohol (you can get it for $2 at dollar general or a pharmacy)
- pliers (you dont want to get burned)
- ignition source(matches, a spark, jacobs ladder, whatever floats your boat :)
Step 2: Light
also do this outside or in a well ventilated area i did mine in the fireplace.
Step 3: Desolder
hold it over the flame until you see solder starting to melt once that happens remove it from the flame and smack it upside down on the floor or on the side of a box to dislodge the components
you may need to repeat this several times
so thats that a new way to desolder pcbs
if you have any comments, criticisms, or questions please leave them in the comments or pm me.