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Connector Removal Tool During Rework

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000112760D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-27
Document File: 2 page(s) / 28K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Varmha, R: AUTHOR

Abstract

A device to remove a connector attached to a PC card during rework is disclosed. The device consists of a fixed arm 1 and a hinged arm 2, adjustable by a thumb screw 3. These are assembled to the body of the device 4, having a ball-shaped handle 5. The device is used to grip a connector 6, soldered to an electronic board. The two arms of the device are positioned to straddle over the connector. The face of arm 1 aligns with the pin holes on the connector side, and arm 2 acts as a holding support. The device is made to lock onto the connector by tightening the thumb screw 3. The connector is detached from the board by holding the spherical handle and gently rocking and lifting the connector off the board after the connector pin in hole solder is reflowed during rework.

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Connector Removal Tool During Rework

      A device to remove a connector attached to a PC card during
rework is disclosed.  The device consists of a fixed arm 1 and a
hinged arm 2, adjustable by a thumb screw 3.  These are assembled to
the body of the device 4, having a ball-shaped handle 5.  The device
is used to grip a connector 6, soldered to an electronic board.  The
two arms of the device are positioned to straddle over the connector.
The face of arm 1 aligns with the pin holes on the connector side,
and arm 2 acts as a holding support.  The device is made to lock onto
the connector by tightening the thumb screw 3.  The connector is
detached from the board by holding the spherical handle and gently
rocking and lifting the connector off the board after the connector
pin in hole solder is reflowed during rework.