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Quick Tips: Desoldering SMD Components

I admit it. I cruise Instructables.  And once in a while I find something worth learning about.  Last night, for some reason I clicked on “Change led color on the Logitech G502” by “markor1.”  I do not own a Logitech G502 mouse, nor will I probably ever own a Logitech G502 mouse, and if I did I probably wouldn’t want to bother changing the LED color.

But I saw this picture and I thought it was a good solution to desolder a tiny surface-mount component:

Desoldering an SMT component using a soldering iron and a copper wire (picture by “markor1” on Instructables)

It’s an elegant solution if you only need to do this a few times.

(Published from DFW, Texas)