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Default How to unsolder silver solder from a component legs?

M Philbrook wrote:

So I got out a old radio shack 40 watt desoldering tool with a hand
bubble on it, placed it on the lead and applied the micro torch to the
side of the tip, it was able to soften the solder enough to move the pin
around but not enough to really blow or suck the solder out, after all
that work, all it did was remove the surface solder but not in the via.

If you can get the solder to melt, then dilute it with tin/lead solder and
it will lower the melting point. Then, more traditional methods might work.

But, most of the components are likely trashed by the heat.