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Advanced Desoldering Tutorial
This is part five of a five part series on soldering. This article is specifically oriented towards the advanced soldering techniques. It covers the techniques necessary to desolder circuit board components. The most important things to know about desoldering is that it is much harder than soldering and is where most of the circuit board damage occurs (lifted traces or pads, destroyed through-holes, etc.). The sad part is that all of this is avoidable if you respect the board and know what you're doing. Should I be Repairing Circuit Boards? ...
 
 
Advanced Soldering Tutorial
This is part four of a five part series on soldering. This article is specifically oriented towards advanced soldering techniques. It covers the techniques necessary to solder circuit board components and builds upon topics covered in the Basic Soldering Tutorial. Required equipment is covered in Advanced Soldering Tools and Supplies. Should I be Repairing Circuit Boards? Only you can answer this question, but consider that board repair shops have reported the number of hacked (non-repairable) boards has increased dramatically since Clay put out his repair guides. Just as you wouldn't...
 
 
Advanced Soldering - Tools and Supplies
This is part three of a five part series on soldering. This article is specifically oriented towards the advanced soldering techniques. It covers the tools and supplies needed for soldering circuit board components. A lot of the frustration felt by those new to soldering is the result of cheap tools and/or supplies. Avoid Walmart, Home Depot or Lowe's (I'm also no longer much of a Radio Shack fan since they now sell a lot of inferior products). Find yourself a good local electronics store like Fry's or buy online at Fry's, MCM Electronics...
 
 
 
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