EMI/RF Shielding Removal for Blackberry 9700 Bold 2
I have a blackberry 9700 and the EMI shielding does not have clip on's.The EMI shield seems soldered to the PCB.
How else can I remove the shielding from the PCB?
Should I use a heat gun. I heard heat guns are bad for cell phone motherboards.I think they wear out the green covering which covers the copper wiring which it covers.
I'm still learning so make it easy for me to understand.
Any suggestions would be helpful.
I put a video up check it out.
Hey guys I put up another video much clearer than the one above. Check it out:
It appears that the anchor clips are soldered to the PCB. I personally would use a soldering iron and a wick to remove the EMI shield but only because I think that I have better control of it. Heat guns are great for the right person. Here is a little bit of an introduction
If you dont want to keep the sheild you can cut it off fairly easily with a pair of wire cutters - the sheild is very thin. There are two holes in the sheild and you can get the cutter to start there, then carefully snip your way round it to remove it. Be careful as you may delaminate the board if you apply too much pressure or twist too hard. A word of warning regarding heat, be careful as there is a battery on the board which you should remove if you decide to use heat. Also the CPU and FLASH device which are BGA type devices are actually bonded to the board with an epoxy of some sort.