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Default Removing Large Electrolytics

On Fri, 24 Aug 2018 13:18:02 -0400, Phil Hobbs wrote:

This might be a good use for Chip Quik--it's a bismuth-based solder that
drops the liquidus point of a joint low enough that gentle use of a heat
gun will melt it.

I had to use one of these so-called multi-tools to slice through the
pins. There was about 2mm of clearance between the bottom of the caps and
the PCB. This is one of those cutters that vibrates from side to side at
high speed and the blade had *just* enough reach to cut through the most
inaccessible pins. Double checking after removal confirmed they had all
definitely failed (3 out of 6 altogether).

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