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Video: How To Salvage Parts From Old PCBs

By on January 8, 2014






Checkout this video on how to easily remove electronics components from a PCB board even from computer motherboards.





  1. Nimal

    January 8, 2014 at 2:36 pm

    Mr. Jestine. Thank you for the video. Its a great idea to use a thermal gun rather than using a desoldering gun for mass removal of components.
    Happy New Year to you.

    • Robert

      January 8, 2014 at 11:24 pm

      I'll bet I can strip a PCB faster with my Hakko 808 than you can with the heat gun. Plus I won't have to breathe-in fumes.

      • Jestine Yong

        January 9, 2014 at 11:26 am

        Hi Robert,

        That is very fast!


        • Robert

          January 9, 2014 at 12:01 pm

          Hi Mr. Yong,
          Yes, it is fast. It does plug up once in a while, but I wouldn't trade it for nothing. I would rather leave the components on the PCB until I need them anyway.

          • Jestine Yong

            January 9, 2014 at 8:34 pm

            HI Robert,

            Perhaps they want to sell those components. I would just solder out what I need like what you did.


  2. Robert

    January 8, 2014 at 11:19 pm

    Thanks for the article, Mr. Yong. I usually just leave the PCB's intact and remove parts as I need them. That seems to be easier for me, especially the little SMD's that are easy to lose if dropped. I do usually pull the transformers, e-caps, and zener diodes though.

  3. Amir Mukhtar

    January 10, 2014 at 8:26 pm

    Thanks you

    Saving of usable old components is the best way to reduce expenditure of repair bussiness But Increse Income fastly.

    thanks you
    Amir Mukthar AShrafi


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