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Do I need to glue connectors to my debug board, so they don't come off?

I designed a debug card for the Virtex 7 FPGA VC707 Evaluation Kit My card has two large connectors Vita 57.1 (FMC-HPC). Each with 400 BGA pads. I was wondering, if I shoulod use any glue to keep the ...
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Is this iPad screen flex cable glued onto the contacts?

While trying to change the LCD driver PCB of an iPad screen, I noticed that the flex cables coming from the display are not soldered but glued onto the PCB. The flex cable on the right was cut from ...
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Should I glue BGA chips in the corners before soldering them with hot air?

I have often see ball grid array (BGA) chips, mostly those from CPUs or GPUs, being glued around in the corners with some red glue or to the perimeter with a translucent one. Having to manually solder ...
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Which glue isn't detrimental to laptop electronics

Over time, I lost all four rubber feet that were under my laptop (Asus UX530U) and I want to replace them. The original ones used to stick to the laptop by having a little rubber pin plugged into the ...
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How to prevent calculator LCD zebra strip from failing

Calculator after some time gets problems on the LCD, some digits are not showing. That's due to loose (failing) zebra connectors. Why do they fail, if they are melted in place? What can I do to ...
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Hot glue for circuit boards

Is it a good idea/safe for circuit board components to be submerged in hot glue, in order to essentially "weatherproof" them to a certain degree? I don't believe the components will have the ...
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Securing wire to board connectors with glue

I'm trying to secure wire to board connectors and crimps with glue to withstand vibrations and shocks. I came across the following cases in commercially available devices. Please help me identify ...
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Temporarily mount SMD 2x5 header for programming

I can't mount the 2x5 header permanently on the PCB, so need a way to temporarily mount it to the solder pad the PCB already has for this 2x5 header. Soldering it would create a mess and is not a ...
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Drill through PCB or just use glue to mount component?

For a one-off hobby project I want to add a potentiometer to an existing two-sided PCB. There is an unpopulated zone (as far as I can tell) on the PCB that looks ideal, but I'd have to drill mounting ...
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Dissolvable glue for glass to PCB adhesion

I am working on a project where I have designed a MEMS sensor on a glass (quartz) wafer. I also made a PCB where the glass sensor chip is to be glued to the surface of the PCB for testing purposes. ...
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Potentiometer contact surface between carbon track and solder pin lost its conductivity

I have a 10k stereo slide potentiometer with the carbon tracks pretty much intact but one of the short 'traces' that connect the ends of tracks to the solder pins seems to have somehow deteriorated ...
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Superglue on plug

I was fixing a junky device whose charging cable fell off, And when I superglued it back on, I accidentally got some inside the connecting area (?) and it will no longer charge. What’s the best way to ...
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Strengthening micro USB connector

The connector blows its solder when inserting the cable. It is SMD type. Can I back it up with a special glue? What do you recommend? I saw red little balls on a Xilinx board are these glue?
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What is this thermal adhesive? (heat transfer compound)

Well generally I I encounter this thermal adhesive. for example in inverter (brand: allen bradley). But it is different from I've seen before. It is very solid and generally using at very strange ...
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Do I glue the screw when mounting the PCB to enclosure or not?

Well, this is a handheld device we are developing at our firm. We bought the enclosure from a chinese man. in AliExpress. It's made out of ABS. The device is going to be used in an industrial site. ...
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making solder stick to the tip of a brushless motor

I have a brushless motor like this and want to attach some sort of steel bar like a needle to it. I am currently using superglue, however even after using a lot it still makes the bar come of rather ...
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Glue connector to metal/resin case

Want to use this type of connector https://cletk.en.alibaba.com/product/60724170404-804809515/Usb_Cable_Charger_Magnetic_Dc_Power_Cable_Connectors_Power_Adapter.html?spm=a2700.icbuShop.41413.12....
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Glue or soldering?

A 13-pin cable glued to a PCB fell off. The PCB is for the LCD screen of a Canon electronic typewriter. The other end of the cable fits into the main board of the machine. I brought the PCB and cable ...
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Attaching a 3 mm fiber optic cable to a WS2812 LED

I am wondering how to easily attach a side-glowing fiber optic cable (I have 3 mm here) to a cheap WS2812 LED that is flat and soldered onto a PCB (like these here). I tried with Sugru, hot glue, ...
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What adhesive is best to glue strain gauges to metal?

I'm trying to use these strain gauges to measure bending of a metallic cantilever (metal TBD). Does anyone know what adhesive I can use to glue the strain gauges? I'd rather not have to use an oven ...
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What kind of glue should I use for PCB-mounted components to increase rigidity and stress relief (not vibrations)?

I have some small boards that have various connectors, JSP, female headers etc. Those connectors and headers will be used a lot with various devices plugged in and pulled out and will get a lot of ...
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What glue used here?

What glue is it? Is it safe for attaching?
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Attaching PCBs to Lego plates

I am working with Arduino/raspberry Pi modules and trying to secure them to a Lego plate. Because of the soldering joints on the bottom, there isn't a flat surface to work with. I have tried crazy ...
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Remove brown/yellow resin around electronic components [closed]

A fuse socket in my Edifier sub-woofer stopped connecting (I accidentally damaged it when I was replacing a fuse) and I want to replace it. When I opened the rear panel I found out all high voltage ...
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Pololu Carrier with Sharp GP2Y0A60SZLF IR distance sensor - mount it with hot glue

I want to mount the "Pololu Carrier with Sharp GP2Y0A60SZLF" IR distance sensor with hot glue to my robot. I can't mount it with the hole. Is there any problem (like heat) to add hot glue on the ...
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How to 'fix' this in an enclosure without glueing?

I have an enclosure, and want to fix/put a STM32 inside, a relay and probably later a small circuit board. However, the STM (STM32F103C8T6) and the relay do not have holes to fix them... and I do not ...
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What is this glue?

<noob-disclaimer></noob-disclaimer> For context, I need to solder a wire onto a pcb. However, the pad was destroyed during demounting the original ...
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Help in Thermal PAD and glue calculation (equivalence) in shared heatsink

Hello if I have 15 chips to dissipate 1W each (thus 15W in total), by math calculation, which of the next three possibilities is better: 1) using a unique shared heatsink @1.7K/W with 0.5mm thermal ...
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Use potting compound to secure solder joint

I would like to solder a wire to these 2 pins. I was wondering whether I should protect the solder joints, as the cables may shift over time (and tension). Should I put glue on the around it to make ...
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Ferrite core through PCB, how to close? [closed]

While opening what is labelled as a "Badge Isolator" from a dishwasher, a Ferrite core broke. The core goes through the PCB, and is comprised of a U part and an I part. I am going to assume that the ...
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How can I store unused silver conductive glue? Is it possible?

I purchased some silver conductive glue. How can I store the unused portion of glue so the needle and the metal portion won't get clogged up after its first use? I purchased it from Amazon a while ...
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Bulging capacitor - already leaked? replace urgently? [duplicate]

I spotted a bulging capacitor through the top vent of my stereo amplifier, with white goo around the base (at top of first picture). The amplifier seems to work fine, though it has been in storage for ...
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thermal glue or paste thermal resistance

Trying to calculate thermal resistance before heat sink for cooling MOSFET. MOSFET Rjc is given in datasheet. But heat sink will be glued using thermal glue like HC910 which has thermal conductivity ...
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How can I attach a heat-sink to legacy ICs?

I work (play) with some legacy chips like the mighty TMS9918. Which, if you didn't know, doesn't require a heat-sink but the thing does get really hot. Amazing ...
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Safely removing bonding glue from an IC in order to identify it?

I have an IC, that has 5 visible bonds. The entire IC is covered with some sort of semi transparent bonding glue. I want to identify the IC and were thinking to remove the glue somehow. What chemical ...
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Hot glue in circuit

I have found some cheap hot glue sticks on eBay but i am not sure if this will work for me. I want to make my circuit stable and stick it into a piece of plastic. I have found these sticks that are ...
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How can I remove a heatsink that is stuck to a component soldered onto the PCB?

I am modding a wireless router, and one of the problems I have is that it overheats, so it restarts every hour or so I am trying to replace the heatsink. However, I simply cannot get it off. It ...
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Transparent epoxy covering component on logic board

While performing CPR on a MacBook Pro exposed to water, I accidentally removed a piece of glue/epoxy from the logic board. It is a strip of glue covering two components with blank metal surfaces. It ...
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How to detect glue without surface contact

I am currently working on a project that requires a section of "release liner" to be removed and a clear plastic to be put in its place after a few holes are punched out of the paper. What I am trying ...
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Affix LED to a case

I found a topic related to my problem but I want to consider other options. (What type of glue do I use on an LED?) I want to attach LEDs and connectors on the front panel of a box (aluminum). The ...
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Glue Gun Glue as USB flash drive case? [closed]

I have a little USB flash drive which the plastic cover has broken off of. It still works fine, but I often have the thing in my pocket or in the bottom of my bag. I don't want the bare board to get ...
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Are SMD components sometimes glued?

I just tried desoldering an SMD receptacle off a mass produced main board of an IBM ThinkPad X41 laptop, but that beast stuck to the board like glue, and I destroyed it. Is it possible that the ...
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What is this solid white glue

It's rock solid, not like the cables glue. What is it ? What is it for ? How do I remove it ? How do I put it back ?
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Strong adhesive to attach part to PCB

I am looking for recommendations for a strong adhesive that would be easy to apply by hand in production quantities. This is for fastening an ABS plastic riser in between two PCBs. Epoxy would work, ...
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Where can I purchase this "stuff" called neutral cure silicone rubber? [closed]

I read your posting about the "What kind of glue should I use for PCB-mounted components to avoid vibrations?" and you mentioned that the "superb solution" was "neutral cure silicone rubber". Where ...
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If a battery case falls apart is it safe to just glue it back together?

I've got a battery with two Li-Ion cells inside that has a two-parts rectangular case and those parts were somehow tightly connected (I guess glued together) but then fell apart and now the cells and ...
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Desoldering Issues

Was trying to do a simple repair on a controller board that came out of a bread oven today and ran into a problem. The old solder will not melt/allow me to extract from the component I need to replace....
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What kind of glue should I use for PCB-mounted components to avoid vibrations?

I want to protect the PCB-mounted components from vibrations. What kind of glue/substance should I use? What are the most prone to failure components due to vibrations?
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Attach a gear to dc motor pole

I don't know if this is the best place, but it seems the best out of the exchanges. How do you attach a plastic (or metal) gear to the little pole/nub that sticks out of a dc hobby motor? I have come ...
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How to remove "glue block" from PCB?

I have a mysterious component covered with yellow "glue" or something. It has very hard surface, but it seems its been poured into the plastic "cage". The shiny cover on the top is some kind of paper, ...
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