How NOT to remove capacitors
On several youtube channels and forums people are showing how to remove SMT capacitors from a board, with the so called TWIST TECHNIQUE with pliers..
It may work, but you can’t always see if a capacitor has leaked.. and if a pad is corroded / affected by the electrolyt, the chance you take the pad along with the capacitor is very big..
SO DON’T DO IT!! THE STRESS ON THE PADD CAN BE ENORMOUS
So once in a while I get a board on my desk from people who used this technique.. with all consequences..
The picture above went “good”..
So be warned!
Which tools I should use to remove them
Use a hotair station or desoldering tweezers!
You can buy a cheap one if you use it once in while, or a more professional version if you (are going to) use very often.
Shame story as hotair. But with those tweezers you need a soldering station, so the price is higher then hotair.