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NEWSLETTER: November 5, 2018
Reworking an Internal Connection at a Via Hole
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This procedure was used to modify a batch of circuit boards that had a signal error at a via hole location. A via hole on this multilayer circuit board was mistakenly connected to layer nine when it should have been connected to layer 15. This is genuine micro-surgery, but in the hands of skilled and trained technicians, it can be done with neatly and reliably. Here is how we do it ...
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Profiling for Double Sided BGA
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We are about to produce double sided BGA boards - BGA components on both sides. What advice would you give for profiling? What advice would you give for reworking boards with BGA components on both ...
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Six Fast Fixes for Circuit Boards
Six Fast Fixes for Circuit Boards
Use this versatile kit to fix damaged SMT pads, lands, gold edge contacts, conductors, plated holes and base board. It's the total package.
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The Toughest Component Rework?
The Toughest Component Rework?
Rework of surface mount and through hole components can be a challenge. Our techs are ready to tackle your toughest rework projects.
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Discover A New Way To Bond Jumper Wires
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Throw away that super glue. Finally a neat and fast way to bond jumper wires to circuit boards. Wire Dots replace glues and adhesives with super-sticky tape specially designed to permanently secure circuit board jumper wires.

SPECIAL OFFER - Order any size Wire Dots by November 30, 2018 and save 25%.

Regular Price $39.95/package, Special Offer price $29.95/package.
Questions to Ask When Salvaging Components
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Have you heard this one before? A manager walks into a meeting and is told that there is one million dollars worth of circuit assemblies that are scrap because of ... fill in the blank. Yee Gads! How could that happen? There are a whole lot of reasons why circuit boards are scrapped, and it safe to say that none of them are ...
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6 Common Mistakes of BGA Rework
6 Common Mistakes of BGA Rework
BGA rework is a very challenging procedure. Doing it right depends in large part on the skills and knowledge of the rework technician.
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Do Your Repair Techs Deserve One?
Do Your Repair Techs Deserve One?
The Micro-Drill is the ideal tool for precision drilling, grinding and cutting on circuit boards. Use it to remove coatings, cuts circuits, drills holes, and much more.
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Self-Driving Vehicles: From Prototypes to Commercial Success
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From real estate and jobs to insurance and law enforcement, no digital application will have more far-reaching consequences than self-driving cars and trucks. Consider just a few of the implications highlighted in prior ...
Technology Briefing
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Circuit Technology Center
Contributors
Andy Price, Bob LePage, Ronna LaBranche, Jose Irizarry, Ted Farnham, Bun Chhouy, Peter Vigneau, Jeff Ferry

Since 1983 Circuit Technology Center and CircuitMedic have been recognized as the world's most innovative and reliable specialists in circuit board rework and repair services and products.
Trivia Question
What company was the first to fit one million transistors onto a single microchip?
See the answer below.
Jumper Wire Hassles Eliminated
Jumper Wire Hassles Eliminated
Throw away that super glue and eliminate that super glue mess. Clean up your act when bonding wires. Wire Dots make the job clean, neat and fast.
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Quote of the Day
"Problems worthy of attack prove their worth by fighting back."
Paul Erdos
Cartoon
"There is always room for improvement. It's a small room with no windows or distractions. We already moved your things."
Copyright © Randy Glasbergen
Trivia Answer
In 1989, Intel squeezed one million transistors onto a single microchip, the 486.
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