Just days after iFixit praised Samsung's Galaxy Buds for being quite serviceable (with a 6 out of 10 repairability score), they tore down the new 2019 Apple AirPods and got a completely opposite result.
With a repairability score of 0 out of 10 the new AirPods are practically non-serviceable. You can't swap out the battery, you can't fix any inner part that has been damaged and they're nearly impossible to recycle because of the hard-to-get batteries.
Because of all of this, iFixit names the AirPods 2 a consumable/disposable item.
Here's the complete video and there's a Source link below with detailed information.
And if you're interested, here's the video teardown of the Galaxy Buds.
the coating on the board is flux, it is an anti-sulfurization layer. they use it on grow lights, computer parts and so on.
Oh I see you are a green friendly consumer all of a sudden Then you should go apple lol Apple scores B (and is the second greenest brand), Huawei is like D. lol https://www.zdnet.com/article/greenpeace-apple-is-green-but-theres-a-greener-sm...
Here is a link to 958 used airpods for sale. https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_nkw=airpod&_sacat=0&rt=nc&LH_ItemCondition=3000 Not sure what rock you have been under where no one sells used in ear airpods.