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can i use hair dryer to strip motherboard component.without destroy motherboard. Answered

i know that hair dryer dont produce to much heat.but if i use heat gun, i might blow my motherboard.is there any idea to produce more heat from hair dryer.save and easy.how to hack hair dryer to produce more heat.

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lemonie
lemonie

11 years ago

I tried a hot air gun on something and just got an unpleasant smell. But, the hair-dryer isn't going to do it for you (think of the heat of molten-metal) on your head...)

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TanmoyMitra2504
TanmoyMitra2504

Answer 5 years ago

well you can. i have philips compact care 1100watt hair drier . i just block the end from where air comes with hand and allowing only a little space(at back...) soon the coil slightly becomes hot with low air flow enough to desolder... and the result after desoldering. block bacl like this (see image 3). but do it within 3 minutes or it will trip off.

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TanmoyMitra2504
TanmoyMitra2504

Answer 5 years ago

it help m desolder my qualcomm processor i was longing to take it off the board. well ive another hairdrier very old probably 900 watt but still works....

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steveastrouk
steveastrouk

Answer 11 years ago

My Bosch ~500 deg C hot air gun says specifically "not to be used for drying hair"....

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lemonie
lemonie

Answer 11 years ago

Yes I have a similar Draper, but it didn't get the switches off for this (much to my disgust...) Maybe I should have cooked the thing more...

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seandogue
seandogue

Answer 10 years ago

HA...the secret's out...I figured you were a bit of a longhair. Nice laser headset.

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seandogue
seandogue

Answer 11 years ago

Some of us have to learn the hard way

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Joe Martin
Joe Martin

Answer 11 years ago

Oh dear.

That made my evening :)

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steveastrouk
steveastrouk

11 years ago

You can use a hot air gun, but it takes a LOT of practice to not over cook things.

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orksecurity
orksecurity

Answer 11 years ago

It's actually easier to do "wave desoldering" with a propane torch. The goal is to melt the solder _quickly_ , then remove the component from the heat _quickly_, before the component warms up unreasonably.

Or just go after the board with a low-wattage soldering iron and a solder-sucker.

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steveastrouk
steveastrouk

Answer 11 years ago

More cojones than I've got....

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Re-design
Re-design

11 years ago

Are you talking about unsoldering a part or removing glue/tape?  If you get more heat out of a hair dryer you'll melt it.  I don't think you can unsolder using a heat gun either.  You'll have to use a soldering iron.

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hore
hore

Answer 11 years ago

no,im trying to unsoldering pcb component.

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hore
hore

11 years ago

alright thank you for all the answer.

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seandogue
seandogue

11 years ago

I wrote this a while ago then deleted it..

No.

removing components from a motherboard without damaging the motherboard is best done in an oven