Removing an emitter from the star?

WildRice

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desolder the contacts, a toothpick under it while heating with an iron really helps. Then score the bottom, also helps. Grab opposite ends and bend AWAY from the emitter, and it will pop off.
Jeff
 

kongfuchicken

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Use pliers to slightly bend the star (al heatsink) and the emitter pops right off; oh and desolder the leads from the pcb first.
It's really easy.
 

Finbar

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The thread with pics is pinned at the top of this forum.

Fin
 
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