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JimboZA

Why would anybody try to solder rice?

Nick Gammon

#16
Mar 29, 2015, 10:07 pm Last Edit: Mar 29, 2015, 10:31 pm by Nick Gammon
Do you use hot tweezers for that?
No I didn't. I used (ordinary) tweezers initially, and tried to butt the resistor up against something and dob solder on the other end. It usually flew up at that point, pointing at the ceiling. I then tapped it back down into place using my hand holding the solder (with the solder, of course, not my finger).
Please post technical questions on the forum, not by personal message. Thanks!

More info:
http://www.gammon.com.au/electronics

LarryD

#17
Mar 29, 2015, 10:59 pm Last Edit: Mar 29, 2015, 10:59 pm by LarryD
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Why would anybody try to solder rice?
Have you heard of puffed rice?
The way you have it in your schematic isn't the same as how you have it wired up!

LarryD

#18
Mar 29, 2015, 11:07 pm Last Edit: Mar 29, 2015, 11:08 pm by LarryD
Use curved tweezers in the reverse profile position to grip the component.
Flux all PCB pads to receive  the component.
Melt solder on ONE pad only, heat the solder then slide the SMD into place.
Solder the other pad(s)
The way you have it in your schematic isn't the same as how you have it wired up!

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