How not to use a heat gun.. (graphic images, almost!)

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How not to use a heat gun.. (graphic images, almost!)

Post by exxos » Thu Sep 21, 2017 11:42 pm

Never happened before..

I think the "backlash" heat from the gun while de-soldering RAM chips on several motherboards actually "cooked" my eyeball :( Managed to burst a blood vessel it seems.. result wasn't pretty.

My eye is fine now (2 days later). Though I caution anyone using a heat gun to use protective goggles. Obviously my own dumbness here, but easy to overlook even the simple things. :roll:


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Re: How not to use a heat gun.. (graphic images, almost!)

Post by rpineau » Fri Sep 22, 2017 12:23 am

Holy F$%^ing happy little accidents !! Man... I'm glad you're ok.
:sarcasm: :sarcasm: Should we send you fund for safety goggles ?! :sarcasm: :sarcasm:
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Re: How not to use a heat gun.. (graphic images, almost!)

Post by Atarian Computing » Fri Sep 22, 2017 4:37 am

Ouch! I’ll have to wear my glasses from now on. That looks scary and painful. Glad it wasn’t worse.

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Re: How not to use a heat gun.. (graphic images, almost!)

Post by exxos » Fri Sep 22, 2017 11:44 am

rpineau wrote:
Fri Sep 22, 2017 12:23 am
Holy F$%^ing happy little accidents !! Man... I'm glad you're ok.
:sarcasm: :sarcasm: Should we send you fund for safety goggles ?! :sarcasm: :sarcasm:
A few million should cover it ;)
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Fri Sep 22, 2017 4:37 am
Ouch! I’ll have to wear my glasses from now on. That looks scary and painful. Glad it wasn’t worse.
Yes, was a bit of a strange one. All the years I have been soldering and using heat guns and never had this problem before. Then again is probably the first time I have removed almost 100 ICs in one go :roll:

My eyes just a tiny bit achy and sore but otherwise it's okay now thankfully :)
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Re: How not to use a heat gun.. (graphic images, almost!)

Post by DrF » Sun Sep 24, 2017 5:55 pm

See this is why people need to stop peSTering him :p

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