Desolder SMD IC with soldering iron

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Desolder SMD IC with soldering iron

#1 Post by Brinexe » Wed Jul 17, 2019 3:27 am

I have a SMD tl074 that I soldered the wrong way. I only have a regular soldering iron, no heat gun .

I watched some videos on YouTube on how to desolder SMD ICs with soldering iron, but a friend warned me to be cautious, since the heat can make the pads come loose.

Obviously getting a desoldering gun is a bit pricey for just this job.

What would you advice? Give it my best shot with my iron or wait till I get access to a heat gun?

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Re: Desolder SMD IC with soldering iron

#3 Post by SethRocksYou » Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:44 am

I don't have the experience of someone who does it a lot. But, the few times I have done it I used a soldering iron, solder wick, and a pick to lift the feet. Haven't had any problems with that method.

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