[LAD] ADAT digital audio receiver and transmitter circuit

fons at kokkinizita.net fons at kokkinizita.net
Sun Sep 19 22:00:35 UTC 2010

On Sun, Sep 19, 2010 at 05:01:25PM -0400, Tim E. Real wrote:

> Send it to me! I'll do it!
> Replacing 100+ pins SM ICs by hand is something we specialized in every day
>  for many years in our repair shop.
> When you can't afford high priced rework stations, you learn to do without.
> A Sony technician taught us one method in our arsenal:
> When soldering, just go nuts with soldering all the pins, don't worry about
>  bridges. Then you use solder wick to remove all the bridges. Then
>  do some fine touch-ups with the iron. This method worked quite well in 
>  many cases. A fine dental pick or equivalent tool helps, to run in between the 
>  pins as you are touching up with the iron.

Good to know !

When I was working at Alcatel there were some ladies in the
electronics workshop specialised in this sort of operations -
replacing SMD components, destroyed by the developers, on
prototype PCBs. They could also solder cables onto 19-pin
Lemo connectors without melting them, and perform other sorts
of miracles. They won my eternal admiration - I get nervous
when I have to solder an XLR-3M. 



There are three of them, and Alleline.

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