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July 19th, 2019, 11:09 pm
Would anyone know of someone who can reliably attach 28 pin SMD chips to SMD adaptors. I have successfully soldered 14 pins and that was a real eye job but 28 pins is beyond me. Someone who does reflow and close to Rockville would be great but I will work with anyone in DMV
July 20th, 2019, 6:22 am
How many do yo have to do
I have a hot air rework station and solder paste
Live in Baltimore
We can use the USPS
July 20th, 2019, 9:00 am
I also have a hot air reflow station I can loan you. You might need to practice with 28 pin chips. I live in North Potomac.
July 21st, 2019, 1:55 pm
Baltimore is close to me. Is there private messaging on this system? lets connect and talk more.
Thanks TOMP for the offer. I will take you up on the learning path of me doing it myself another time. Need to work with an expert right now.
July 22nd, 2019, 2:32 pm
I sent you a PM
July 28th, 2019, 6:53 pm
Thanks for doing such a great job on soldering the 28 pin IC to the PCB it continues to amaze me at how professional it looks. I learnt a lot and you inspired me to order a reflow station ($38) and fix that other board I brought in. I also enjoyed listening to you outstanding system. Look forward to getting you involved in my next electronics challenge.
July 28th, 2019, 7:00 pm
Derek came by on Saturday. I was able to solder the 28 pin chip with low temp solder paste with the hot air rework machine. I think it was more luck than skill at this point. I do this type of work very often. I did practice on a couple of test boards I got off eBay just to get temp right and to make sure I had all my ducks in a row.
This was the smallest device I have done.
It was great to meet Derek. We had a good time sharing Audiophile stories
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