[time-nuts] I love the smell of tantalum in the morning
Tom Van Baak
tvb at LeapSecond.com
Sat Nov 5 16:20:48 EDT 2016
Ok, thanks, Chris! Some day I'll learn SMT but I don't think it's wise for me to use a 5071 main board as my first mistake. So I'll follow-up with your generous offer off-list.
----- Original Message -----
From: Chris Waldrup
To: Tom Van Baak ; Discussion of precise time and frequency measurement
Sent: Saturday, November 05, 2016 12:58 PM
Subject: Re: [time-nuts] I love the smell of tantalum in the morning
I'm a SMT rework technician for a large satcom and defense company.
I have a shop at home too and all the equipment to repair this if I can be provided with the replacement cap.
Please let me know if I can be of help.
On Nov 5, 2016, at 14:12, Tom Van Baak <tvb at LeapSecond.com> wrote:
See C13 in the attached photo. I need to replace some blown caps on a few boards . In one instance the cap got so hot it melted itself off the board. Quiet convenient, actually -- it acts like its own fuse -- but I don't think the 5071 designers had that clever feature in mind.
Having not done SMT before, how should I do it with minimal risk to the very precious PCB. Or, what equipment should I use this as a good excuse to buy?
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