SMD soldering and repair

Here is a good collection videos on SMD soldering and replacing SMD components. Enjoy.

Replacing SMD components without burning neighboring connectors without hot tweezers

Desoldering Techniques

One Hit Desoldering

Desoldering without hot air

How to Solder properly || Through-hole (THT) & Surface-mount (SMD)

Sostituzione connettore alimentazione micro usb step by step

How to repair bridge and excess solder

When to use Flux ?

SMD Soldering – Small Packages

PACE Inc. Soldering SMD fine pitch component (8a) Hot Air Mini Wave Soldering

EEVblog #997 – How To Solder Surface Mount Components

Master Soldering: IPC-J-STD-001 Soldering Techniques

How to Solder Surface Mount parts (it’s easy!)

Glue and Solder Surface Mount Components – PWM5 Femto

My SMD soldering tools and technique

SMD Soldering Tutorial 2018 // Different SMD Soldering Techniques

SMD Soldering – the easy way

I have been prototyping a number of small circuits recently each using SMD parts, each time a new board comes in I need to solder up a few of the boards for testing.
To speed up this soldering process I have come up with a simple workflow that doesn’t require much set up, equipment or tidying up.
Surface Mount Soldering Tips and Tricks

EEVblog #997 – How To Solder Surface Mount Components


  1. Tomi Engdahl says:

    45) Solder Surface Tension and Why You Should Care

    I have a PCB design that’s been giving me some trouble during the reflow process. That got me thinking, surface tension of solder is a pretty interesting and useful thing. In this video, I look at what surface tension is, how it’s useful and some of the problems that it can create.

  2. Tomi Engdahl says:

    SDG #046 SMD Assembly Using Solder Paste Stencil and Hot Air with PCBs from JLCPCB

    Fast PCB assembly using solder paste for SMD SMT components

    SDG #047 SMD Assembly Using a Paste Dispenser and Hot Air with PCBs from JLCPCB

    A test of the DS 982 Solder Paste Dispenser for SMD/SMT assembly

  3. Tomi Engdahl says:

    SDG #044 Make a Manual Pick and Place Tool for SMD Assembly and Rework

  4. Tomi Engdahl says:

    This kind of tweezer soldering iron is useful somerimes when working with SMD components on tight places. Also pair of small soldering irons can be used. Or putting in lots of heat protection to surrounding components (copper or aluminum foil in right way) and then use hot air.

  5. Tomi Engdahl says:

    From NanoVNA discussion on repairing:

    snapped the TX side sma attachment right off, while carrying the Nanovna in my pocket with a gender connector attached. Note how it tore the metal right off of the board where it connected. The back side connection area left some solder and metal to re-solder to. The top one did not. I assume it cannot be fixed?

    There is a way to repair this, and it could be as good as new (possibly uglier than new).

    There are two parts: fix the electrical connection and fix the mechanical connection. If you replace the strip that was taken off the board with a flat piece of metal (copper tape cut down to size, for example), solder everything in place, and then carefully epoxy the new piece of metal to the circuit board.

    You might want to practice a couple of times on some scrap circuit boards to perfect your technique.

    It might take a lot of time and patience

    See and and maybe for some tips.

    Good luck!

  6. Tomi Engdahl says:

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    Warning! Do not try this at home, anything you try in this video is at your own risk be safe.

  7. Tomi Engdahl says:

    How To Solder SMD Correctly – Part 1 /SMD Soldering Tutorial

  8. Tomi Engdahl says:

    How To Solder SMD Correctly – Part 2 /SMD Soldering Tutorial

    How to solder SMD correctly is nicely shown in this series of short video guides fully explaining how it’s achieved.
    See how you can solder SMD connectors , Resistor Networks and more with the aid of great hints and tips and nicely backed up with clear and precise photographs of every completed component.
    Learn SMD soldering techniques with this smd soldering tutorial and remember , it can be achieved

  9. Tomi Engdahl says:

    How To Remove Surface Mount IC/smd IC – Learn 4 Neat Methods

    See how to remove a surface mount IC / SMT IC using 4 great different methods with and without the use of a hot air rework station.
    These 4 different methods for how to remove surface mount ic’s can be carried out using a variety of standard tools so there is a method for everyone as I appreciate not all viewers will have a hot air rework station.
    2 and 4 sided IC removal can be easily achieved by following these short tutorials on all 4 methods with clear guidance and tips throughout.
    Please note if your IC’s have a HEATPAD underneath the body you will need option 1 , the hot air pencil method.Also if you are using the 2 soldering iron method PLEASE make sure the board is not powered up when performing this option.
    All these IC removal methods are proved and trusted and with some care you will easily achieve your IC removal successfully without a problem.
    Finally if you found this video of use please consider my other YouTube soldering tutorials and be sure to not miss out on any future releases by subscribing and turning on the notification button.
    Thank you for your time and good luck.
    Mr SolderFix

  10. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Make Your Desoldering Easier By Minding Your Own Bismuth

    Any video that starts with a phase diagram has instantly earned our attention. Admittedly, we have a pretty low bar for that kind of stuff, but eye candy aside, [Robin Debreuil]’s quick outline of his technique for desoldering with the help of bismuth is worth watching.

    Desoldering PCBs With Bismuth


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