Easy Desoldering a TQFP-44 SMD Package by Hand

Tons of tips out there on how-to remove - desolder SMD packages, practice learned me this is the easiest way to remove a 0.8mm lead pitch defective SMD package.

Step 1: Necessary Tools

desoldering braid, a sharp small steel needle, soldering flux and a good soldering station like the Ersa I-CON Nano 80W soldering station @360°C with bended 0.8mm tip (0102sdlf08l)

Step 2: Apply Soldering Flux on the 4 Sides of the TQFP-44 Package

Step 3: Remove a Maximum of Solder With the Desoldering Braid

Step 4: Pry Gently With the Steel Needle Every Pin

If your right handed, go from left to right, gently pry every pin
until the remaining solder breaks, use the adjacent pin as a lever

Step 5: After Removing the SMD Package, Clean the Pads With Desoldering Braid and AFTER COOLING DOWN With IPA

WARNING: TAKE ALL NECESSARY SAFETY PRECAUTIONS WHEN WORKING WITH IPA (ISOPROPYL ALCOHOL)

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