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  • Great tips, Pete. Thanks! I have also tried different techniques; sharing a few that worked for me:

    • Holding the component with a jig helps

    • Curved Tweezers provide better visibility of the component while soldering & desoldering

    • Flux pens help in better soldering and avoiding 'dry-solder'

    • Dental picks are really helpful when you want to use a little pressure while de-soldering some of the components

    • And lastly, using acetone to clean the PCB at the end

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