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I wrecked 1 chip already :/// Does anyone have the skill and equipment to do such a job?? I certainly cannot get it done with my radioshack iron, but I also did not use any of that "solder flux." I really don't know who to call.. but I have ordered different pcb for my chips so I can wait a couple weeks now.. I really need someone who can do this tho..
I used to do this in college. I'd dome the pads with a small bit of solder paste, then I could stick the IC in place, and pin it down by soldering the corner pins. Then I could solder the rest of the pins by walking the iron down the pins.
The skill to this technique, is placing the right amount of solder to make a connection, but not form a blob that bridges pins. Hint: only a very small amount of solder is necessary. And when I mess up, I just pull out the solder wick. Solder Wick is a godsend, until you burn your fingers off trying to desolder a heat sink.
0 · March 6
You might want to try solder wick. The Sparkfun soldering tutorial explains it pretty well. It lets you remove extra solder that bridges pins so you don't have to worry about soldering pins individually. See http://www.sparkfun.com/tutoria... If you go to project night at Sprout you can try it pretty easily.
0 · October 24, 2011
Too bad you missed the surface mount soldering workshop, but basically using the method presented there, it's a piece of cake. You need some paste flux and solder paste and a toaster oven. Sparkfun has a simlar tutorial. You don't really need fancy temperature control.
0 · September 28, 2011
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I wrecked 1 chip already :/// Does anyone have the skill and equipment to do such a job?? I certainly cannot get it done with my radioshack iron, but I also did not use any of that "solder flux." I really...