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SMD Removal Process

I'm practicing my SMD soldering skills and done my research on how to remove SMD devices from a PCB motherboard and brought a T8280 PREHEATING STATION and 852D SMD station. I understand you have to ...
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Is airbath + air gun reflow appropriate for low-volume commercial production?

I understand there are a number of ways of reflowing individual SMT boards. I've seen small temperature profile ovens, hotplates, skillets, airbaths, and hot air guns used. I'm trying to determine ...
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What is a good lab surface to hot-air rework on?

I have been scouring the internet for information regarding what would be a good surface to do hot air rework on. Right now, my lab, if you want to call it that, is a wooden bench with cardboard ...
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Demand Control Ventilation [closed]

I'd like to know if anyone has played with the wiring of DCV control units? Primarily those used to control HVAC's to vary the outdoor air based on the number of people. These are usually motion ...
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Lextool 908 soldering station - compatible spare parts?

I have a Lextool 908 Soldering station with both soldering iron and hot air exhaust broken and unrepairable. So I'm in the market for spare parts. However, I can't find anything when searching for ...
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Need recommendation for a first hot air station

I have a pretty nice soldering station, but now that I am finding the need to work with non-DIP type packages unpreventable, I am beginning to think that purchasing a hot air station would be a good ...
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A good technique for removing 50-pin SMD CF/MD card slot with Hot air

I have a piece of equipment that has a CF/MD card on it. Somebody tried to force the card in and broke 2 pins off. I managed to replace the two pins temporarily, but it was kind of a hack job, but it ...
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Hot Air Gun for Reflowing a Board?

I'm curious how well a hot air gun would work for reflowing an entire board. My circuit board has about 250 components (including 0402 passives, and a couple of 0.5mm pitch TQFPs) and it's a bit of a ...
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Safe temperature for desoldering SMD components w/ hot-air rework gun?

What is a reasonably safe temperature to use for desoldering SMD components using a hot-air rework gun? I have a new-to-me rework station from Xytronic and the documentation clearly assumes you know ...
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Hot air lead-free BGA reflow

I'm experimenting with trying to reflow a 0.8mm BGA myself for prototypes/repairs. I've solved the main problem: alignment. I've used my 3D printer to print custom board guides that align on large ...
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Rework station recommendations?

We're looking for a decent hot air SMD rework station to help us fix up our prototypes. In the past, I've used one of the low-end Aoyue models, and found it lacking (the interface had problems, and ...