A few months ago I fried my axon by static discharge; I was trying to use a 16x2 LCD. So now it is time to start the repair process!
Axon to be desoldered, washer for heat transfer:
Washer must be thicker than the header pin solder:
Washer on stove, heating up:
Testing temperature with leaded solder (I have leaded axon).
Solder melts, time to put axon on washer.
Hypersonic-suction IC remover device successfully extracts mega640, the 16mhz crystal felt like coming, too
Melted soldermask due to the heat:
Next up is to determine the damage to the underside and see if it is still worth it to fix. Luckily there only appears to be two small traces that might be affected, the majority of the burns are on the power/ground planes.