Replacing SMD Caps the easy way.

A short video to make up for the missing footage from the ICF-SW1 video.

Just one of the many ways to replace SMD capacitors. This is the way I like to do it, it might not be everyones cup of tea, but it works for me.

Walking the caps off of the board can have it’s disadvantages, as damage to the tracks through stress can happen.

You can also, of course, use thermal tweezers, but these have the disadvantage of heating up both pads at the same temperature, which might not be optimal.

If there is space and no plastic components on the other side of the board, it may be worth using a board heater to raise the overall temperature of the board to aid removal and refitting of the components, but this is optional.

Flux is Amtech soldering Flux NC-559-ASM.

Static protection is a clip on wrist band.