How to open transistor

A project log for Germanium Vision

Low-resolution video camera with a lot of opened germanium transistors used as light-sensitive elements

SHAOSSHAOS 04/18/2016 at 02:410 Comments

Soviet MP-transistors are relatively easy to open:

First of all you need pliers to hold a head of transistor like this to avoid damaging of semiconductor joints inside:

Then you need to squeeze the head to break it:

If it is not disconnected right away you can help it with screw driver:

After that it will look like this:

Now cover could be easily removed: