HOW TO – Salvage surface mount components

HOW TO – Salvage surface mount components

Neelandan shows you how to salvage surface mount components –

“I shall tell you how I rescue components from old circuit boards and store them for reuse. A board from an old (relatively new, that is) hard disk drive shall be shown for an example. The photo (taken using my scanner) shows one such board, after I removed the IDE connector.”Link.


  • Using SMT components in your electronics projects – Link.
  • HOW TO – Make a surface mount soldering iron – Link.
  • HOW TO – SMD soldering (Surface mount devices) – Link.
  • Surface mount component remover – Link.
  • Solder surface mount parts with a toaster oven… – Link.
  • Surface mounting with hand-soldering tools – Link.
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