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Recommended tools for salvaging electronic components? Answered


I've been holding on to a couple of old wireless routers and a VCR and am now ready to do some damage and get out the servos and etc. Any recommended tools you would consider 'must-have' when salvaging electronic parts?

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JayefuuBest Answer (author)2010-08-02

Solder - adding it to old solder first helps it melt Solder Wick - for small chips Solder Sucker Tweezers - for surface mount components A flux pen Soldering iron

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Jayefuu (author)Jayefuu2010-08-02

Solder - adding it to old solder first helps it melt
Solder Wick - for small chips
Solder Sucker
Tweezers - for surface mount components
A flux pen
Soldering iron

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acidbass (author)2010-08-02

screwdrivers,pliers,hex wrenches,flashlight(or plenty of light), camera (optional), wire cutters, crowbar, bandaids (for when you do something stupid), patience, and a window you can throw it out of when you get utterly frustrated. all of this is needed i take things apart all of the time

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lemonie (author)2010-08-02


Excepting the even more obvious, Screwdrivers.

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rickharris (author)2010-08-02
Wire cutters.

Digital camera to photo the connections BEFORE you remove them.

Soldering iron and solder sucker.

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lizzyastro (author)rickharris2010-08-02

And some desolder wick if you're salvaging chips

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