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Old 09-12-2010, 04:46 AM #17
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Default Re: First Major Screw-up!

The pliers teqnique is the best way, you have to go incredibly slow though. Search around some, there are some videos showing the exact method.

I don't suggest a file, files make dust which will get on your diode. Try to keep from making small particles around your diode at all times


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I just hold one side in vise grips, and cut the thin section on the opposite side with small dykes. Then switch the tools around, and a little prying latter and the diodes come right out.

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what are dykes? I mean, the tool version....I don't have any dykes that I can spare to put to work on it at the moment
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gotcha, thanks for clearing that up
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Make sure they are sharp.
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Then they wouldn't be dykes....
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