I had been attempting to desolder some SMD ceramic capacitors off a PCB to measure their capacitance. Unfortunately I am quite new to soldering and have managed to screw up.
The below picture shows one side of a removed capacitor, with the base plate which is typically attached to the PCB attached to the capacitor instead. I am very concerned about how I would attach this capacitor back in place, as it is important that the board works after I examine it. Simply sliding it back in place and testing continuity with a multi meter does not show connection, and I am doubtful soldering the capacitor to the still good side would change that.
I had desoldered the cap by heating both sides, then laying the tip to the side of the cap to heat both sides at once, then give it some force to push it off. I had also managed to break off a part off another capacitor with a similar method and it appears that cap might not be working anymore. I am using a very cheap soldering iron for what its worth.
In short I am asking what options I might have to reattach this cap and have the circuit working.