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In this video I will show you how to build a dirt cheap fume extractor and how you can fastly and easily desolder all kinds of components from old electronics circuits. I will also talk about what I think is even worth desoldering and which parts you should avoid

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20 thoughts on “What is worth desoldering from old electronics? || DIY Fume Extractor

  1. hardly anything modern is worth the trouble. Also people tend to get upset when you wont upgrade to newest bitch equipment.

  2. I've discovered that you can desolder some boards by sticking them in the oven on a metal baking pan. Once it heats up, you just tap it and everything falls off at once.

  3. probably not a good idea to yank apart fabric while holding a box cutter… best to put it down once cutting is finished

  4. If you have some storage space, it is worth to let boards with SMD components on them here. You can never know when particular components will become in use. Especially if those used boards have same components like transistors, diodes and ICs that you are using in your projects and which are not so easy to obtain in shops. Desoldering is easy with hot air gun. Also DIP ICs soldered in board are easy to unsolder with hot air gun having a separate compressor (ones with fan in handle are weak in general).
    By the way guys from former Soviet Union like me greet you. We have great understanding in electronics salvaging. In old times like 20+ years ago we hadn't access to many components and in Soviet Union many components like ICs more advanced than common logic and OPamps simply wasn't available for a common guy. So we scrapped all that we had able to take. Although nowadays some components like rarely used ICs also are difficult to get because they are manufactured by hideous Chinese garage laborers in limited batches 🙂

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