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June 7, 2017
Tips For Connector Removal and Replacement
Tips For Connector Removal and Replacement
Consider a typical scenario where a project is already overdue and you learn that a 150-pin connector needs to be replaced. Desoldering the connector one pin at a time using vacuum desoldering tools just won't cut it. Quickly removing and replacing a large multi-pin connector seems a daunting task, but it really isn't. Here's how it can be done. The solution, and likely the best method, is to reflow all the solder joints at once using a solder fountain system. This enables you to remove and replace the connector in two quick ...
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Acceptable Conductor Repair
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An operator attempted to repair 3 damaged conductors using buss wire over-coated with epoxy. Do you consider this repair acceptable? If we start the repair process over, is their an IPC spec we should follow ...
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WLCSP and BGA Reworkable Underfill Evaluation and Reliability
Tips For Connector Removal and Replacement
Paper reviews study on underfill/flux compatibility issues and investigates flux compatibility between four popular commercial solder pastes and six underfills ...
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A Solution for Broken Pin Repair
Tips For Connector Removal and Replacement
While working with an extremely expensive pin grid array style component, a customer reported that they broke off a pin at the base near the component body. The shoulder of the pin was approximately twice the diameter of the main pin body and approximately .50" (12.7 mm) in length. Is it possible to repair damage to a component like this ...
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Wireless Infrared Networks
Tips For Connector Removal and Replacement
Slow WiFi is a source of irritation that nearly everyone experiences. Yet, wireless devices in the home consume ever more data, congesting the WiFi network further. Now researchers have developed a wireless network based on harmless infrared rays. The capacity is more than 40 Gbit/s per ray and every device gets its own ray ...
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Name two forms of light that are sometimes used for soldering?
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Infrared and laser.