How to remove SMDs from a PCB
I generally do not tackle SMDs (I usually hope Colin does that part for me) but I wanted to modify a DAC and so I was forced to remove / replace some caps and resistors.
The first one took about 5 minutes, the second took the pad and track!!!
Struggling with the third I had a moment of clarity, this soon passed, then I thought why not use TWO soldering irons?
Two minutes later all the rest of the SMDs that I wanted to remove were off the board, no solder-sucker, no solder-braid, no stress, no fuss - worked like a dream.
p.s. I was able to re-set the track and pad so the DAC is working very nicely.