@mrmister as @nottingham82 suggested: Apparently "Pain free" and "Banggood" are two terms that are mutually exclusive and entirely incompatible with each other… after 2 videos (so far), they now want me to "remove" (and by that: de-solder) a capacitor from the board!
I've simply responded: "Not a chance"!
The board is obviously brand new.
The board is obviously faulty.
They have a moral and ethical obligation to replace it.
If I (not even remotely qualified as an electrical engineer) damage either the board and/or myself further, then what?!?