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Old 02-06-2012, 05:23 PM #1
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Default How To Remove This Cree LED Board Without Damaging It?

How would I go about removing this Cree LED board without damaging it?

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Same question on the driver board.

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Default Re: How To Remove This Cree LED Board Without Damaging It?

With your soldering iron, melt the solder tabs,
unsolder the wies and it should come off
pretty easilly !

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Default Re: How To Remove This Cree LED Board Without Damaging It?

I thought that was the case, but just wanted to make sure. I'll put some wick on it and give it a shot.

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I thought that was the case, but just wanted to make sure. I'll put some wick on it and give it a shot.

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As for the driver pcb...

once you remove he LED, just take a small probe and put it through a hole where wires connected the LED to inside the pill. Press against the brass ring on the side to prevent breaking the pcb. You can just press it right back in when needed

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Default Re: How To Remove This Cree LED Board Without Damaging It?

But I have to desolder the two spots on the bottom of the pcb first, right?

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Default Re: How To Remove This Cree LED Board Without Damaging It?

No you really don't need to remove the solder as the brass ring will pop out of the aluminum pill.

if you want to remover the ckt brd from the brass ring, that requires a lot of heat, just take
your xacto knife and score the solder or shave it off, it's actually faster than trying to
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Default Re: How To Remove This Cree LED Board Without Damaging It?

What FP said, I do something similar. I don't spend too much time removing the solder with an iron, but I remove the bulk of it. Spend too much time and you get bits of solder where you don't want, then you spend time removing those bits, repeat, repeat. But yeah, I just quickly remove what I can with soldering iron, and hack through with a utility knife.
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Default Re: How To Remove This Cree LED Board Without Damaging It?

Two easy suggestions: 1) in the case of LED board: you have no choice, must use an solder to heat first red wire and after that, gently twist over the LED board; after that, second wire will be easy to remove.
2) driver case... you have two options: if you do not want to use heat, you could use force, try with a file and slowly remove the blobs of solder as you need, one of jewler type could be usefull....good luck
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