SMD soldering videos

SMD stands for Surface Mount Device and they are components that you solder on the surface of a circuit board.Soldering them is somewhat different from soldering “traditional” through hole mounted components. There are many SMD soldering tutorials, for example How To Do SMD Soldering Using a Soldering Iron and Sparkfun Surface Mount Soldering Tutorials. Youtube has many nice SMD soldering videos, here just few of them:

Arrow Tricks of The Trade – 05 – SMD Soldering – 02 – Solder Paste and Placing Components

SMD Soldering – Full

Surface Mount Soldering Tips and Tricks

Professional SMT Soldering: Hand Soldering Techniques – Part 2: Surface Mount Lead-free

Collin’s Lab – Surface Mount Soldering

Desoldering and soldering SMD components with a minimum of equipment.

Easy way to Solder Surface Mount Parts! – How I do it

Master Soldering: Surface Mount Fine-Pitch – Highly Recommended

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

DIY USB microscope demo

SMD Soldering Microscope Footage – Andonstar ADSM302

SMD Soldering – Common Packages

SMD Soldering – Small Packages

SMD Soldering – QFP100 Package

SMD Soldering – QFN Package

SMD Soldering – SOIC SSOP Packages

SMD Soldering – PLCC Package

Master Soldering: IPC J-STD-001 Chip & MELF soldering

SMT Soldering 0402 Component/Installation

SMD Soldering Tutorial – an introduction to drag soldering. (beginners electronics)

Professional SMT Soldering: Hand Soldering Techniques – Surface Mount

Soldering SMD diodes – Soldering of several types of SMD diodes, with iron and hot air.

1.27mm pitch SOIC SMD IC Soldering

Drag Soldering for Surface Mount Chips

QFP package rework using ordinary soldering iron.

Soldering SMD chips to breakout boards.



  1. Tomi Engdahl says:

    PS4 Blue Light of Death – APU reball from begin to end (44 minutes)

  2. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Linus Attempts BGA Graphics Chip Repair! – Rossmann Repair Group, New York City

  3. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Reballing flip chip GPUs is BULLSHIT – the truth about dead laptop GPUs & repairing them.

    If you have a graphics card that’s worth less than a GPU replacement costs and it just died, and you can’t really afford anything newer, it’s OK to bake/roast/reball or whatever you call it. You must admit to yourself that what you’ve got on your hands is a steaming pile of garbage and that it won’t last a long time, but if you want to get that extra month or two out of it, go ahead and bake it. It’s probably gonna become an undead zombie for that brief period of time, and if you’re lucky you’ll be able to bake it again after that, but it’s not a proper solution by any means.

  4. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Reballing With Low Cost/HomeMade Equipement

    Reballing with a modified alogen stove for preheating and a hot-hair station. Reballing kit from china ;)

  5. Tomi Engdahl says:

    SMD Soldering – Small Packages

    SMD Soldering – Hand Soldering – Small Packages : 0805, 0603, 0402, 0201, 01005

  6. Tomi Engdahl says:

    SMD Soldering – Common Packages

    SMD Soldering – Hand Soldering – Common Packages : Resistor Array, SOT23-6, SOT23-3, SOT89, SOT223, TO252 (DPAK), TO263 (D2PAK), TO263-5, Mini PushButton, Crystal HC49, Aluminum Capacitor, Power Inductor

  7. Tomi Engdahl says:

    How to Solder SMD Components using Sand

    In this video I will show you a simple trick to solder SMD Components on PCB, using sand. This trick allows us to solder small to big any size PCB within a minute.

    DD Electro Tech : I solder smd with sand

    It’s only applicable if all of your SMD components are at the top layer.

    induction heating can make some sensitive component damage. better to switch off the induction heater before keeping the pcb for baking or use simple temperature controlled heater.

  8. Tomi Engdahl says:

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

    Learn how to do surface mount soldering by watching Leo make an amazing Elektrosluch 3 device!

  9. Tomi Engdahl says:

    How to Make Hot Air Gun from Soldering Iron

    How To Make A Hot Air Gun Simple At Home

  10. 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

  11. BETTY HUNT says:

    The information in the blog is really very helpful. All the videos are easy to follow. Thanks for sharing the blog with us. Glad to visit here.

  12. Tomi Engdahl says:

    How to do SMD Reflow Soldering properly! || Hot Air VS Sand VS Reflow Oven

    In this video we will find out how to do reflow soldering. We need to use this technique when we are dealing with supery tiny ICs which is the case for my new project. So I will be trying out 3 different reflow soldering methods: hot air, sand and a reflow oven. At the end we will find out which method worked out and I will tell you which one was my favourite. Let’s get started!

  13. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Homemade Reflow HOT Plate – Version 2 | Low Cost

    I’ve made another PID Reflow Hot Plate but this time uisng a cheap aluminum heating plate. We can use the LCD to see the values, control power with a solid state relay and read the temperature witha thermistor.

    00:00 Intro
    02:07 New heating plate
    03:50 What we need?
    07:36 Assemble
    11:45 How to read a Thermistor
    12:48 Assemble & Code
    15:38 Tests & Results
    18:09 Thank You

    Viewer comments:

    Any exposed metal has the potential to become live under a fault condition. The heater is connected to the live and neutral, any breakdown in the insulation has the potential to make the heat bed become live. Earthing the heat plate ensures that if this should happen the current will flow to earth either blowing the fuse or tripping the main circuit breaker, protecting the user. In the uk class 1 products need to have an earth, I.e any electrical item that has exposed metal parts that could potentially become live. Hope this helps, all the best!

    Great project, however I strongly recommend anyone who wants to build it to implement at least a minimum of safety features found in any consumer product to reduce the chance of electrocution or fire (grounding of all exposed metal parts, one or more fuses to account for common errors, galvanic isolation between Arduino and 220 V net (depending on how much you trust the isolation of the SSR), adding clearance and creepage distance between 220V and 5V net on the prototype board (ideally splitting the board and have a few millimeter air gap), properly mounting 220V lines (I wouldn’t trust hot glue with my live), add some electrical isolation between temperature probe and heat plate (not needed when plate is grounded) ….

  14. Tomi Engdahl says:

    PTC Heating Plate For Desoldering LED Lamp beads BGA,Thermostat Heater Welding Soldering Plate

    1.The PTC heating plate is made of high quality aluminum and PTC materials, with high performance and high power,30 seconds will be reach about 250 degree Celsius (?±10 degree Celsius), no thermostat needed.
    2.Can be used to disassemble the LED light bead and FPC board, can also be used for BGA solder ball.

  15. Tomi Engdahl says:

    The Best way to Solder? Hot Plate to the rescue! (DIY or Buy)

    In this episode of DIY or Buy we will be having a look at reflow soldering plates. I am familiar with hand soldering, hot air reflow soldering and oven reflow soldering and I was looking for a better technique that is easy to pull off and not as bulky as an oven. That is when I found out about reflow plates. So I bought myself one for testing and around the same time a viewer of mine reached out with a DIY solution. So in this video I will test both versions and ultimately tell you whether hot plate soldering is awesome and whether you should DIY one or simply buy one! Let’s get started!

    Thanks to JLCPCB for sponsoring this video.
    Visit to get professional PCBs for low prices.

    0:00 My Soldering techniques suck!
    1:10 Hot Plate soldering?
    1:53 Intro
    2:36 Buy option test
    4:35 DIY PCB version functional principle
    5:21 DIY Schematic & Code
    6:57 DIY Build
    9:33 DIY option test
    10:22 Verdict

  16. Tomi Engdahl says:

    A DIY reflow hotplate made of PCBs for SMT reflow work on small PCBs.

    PCB Hotplate Mini Edition
    Made an SMT hotplate completely from FR4 PCB.


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