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  1. Resoldering some stuff tonight? No flux given!

    1. SlidellMan


      Is it true that you should heat the work first before the solder?

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      Not sure what you mean, but I have two bits of advice both taught and learned. You want to touch the pad, not the component if you can avoid it, but you can also touch the solder. If everything is clean then it will flow and stick where it is supposed to. Heating a board before working can help with stubborn solder joints on large grounding planes or particularly wide paths which act as heat-sinks making it damn near impossible to flow the solder. I have never done this and it would seem to m...

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