Remove_A600_RFmod (stupid way)

eX A600 RF removal 01  When your Amiga 600 has HDMI out, the RF modulator doesnt feel like a necessary thing keep on the mobo. eX A600 RF removal 02  This metal thingy is the shileding around the RF modulator of an A600. eX A600 RF removal 03  Removing the top is easy. Below we see a circuit board, and you can already tell, there's stuff there thats soldered to the motherboard.
eX A600 RF removal 04  Top view of the RF modulator circuit board on an Amiga 600. eX A600 RF removal 05  This is the underside of the A600 mobo - below the RF modulator. eX A600 RF removal 06  We can identify these pins as stuff that we will need to de-solder from the A600 motherboard in order to remove the RF modulator.
eX A600 RF removal 07  The pins that need to be de-soldered from another angle. eX A600 RF removal 08  Once you've de-soldered in all the right spots, you can lift off the circuit board. eX A600 RF removal 09  In retrospect, these where the ones that needed to be de-soldered.
eX A600 RF removal 10  THe RF modulator was not meant to be removed too easily it seems... eX A600 RF removal 12  Once you desoldered the right stuff, you can remove the parts. eX A600 RF removal 13  The RF mod circuit board removed. The bottom shielding is still there. At this point, I'm starting to think I should have tried to desolder the entire bottom part right after I desolder the 3 pins next to the capacitors.. Oh well...
eX A600 RF removal 14  So now, what remains is the bottom part of the shiled. eX A600 RF removal 15  The RF modulator disassembled. eX A600 RF removal 16  A600 RF modulator, other side.
2016-04-03 02.19.58  The lower part of the shiled is held onto the motherboard with these 3 pins. Looks easy enough, but the metal in the shield does not heat  up easily, so it takes a while to get it warm enough to get rid of all the solder. eX A600 RF removal 18  Finally, the shield is completely removed from the motherboard. I used a small flat scredriver to pry off the shield  while  heating the remaining pins. eX A600 RF removal 19  There, A600 mobo with no RF modulator.
2016-04-29 00.42.31  The RF modulator, removed from the A600 motherboard. eX A600 RF removal 21  Now we have some useful space on tha A600 mobo. In this case, we are going to use the space and the hole in the back for the HDMI out from the Vampire V2. (Yoou can have a look at that particular project elsewhere in my galleries.)