[time-nuts] 5370B Input Board Repair [WAS: 5370B Question / help needed]

Thomas Allgeier th.allgeier at gmail.com
Thu Jul 20 12:44:57 EDT 2017

Hi Don,

Yes, my thinking is they may have feared problems and opted for the 
adhesive, but I'm only guessing. Wouldn't have been my first choice for this 
piece of kit.

I don't think you can get this stuff off one joint at a time, but definitely 
one component at a time which is what I have done. The adhesive is 
physically between the component and the pads and unless the component is 
removed you won't be able to clean up the pad ready for soldering. After all 
this messing about with these SMD's it is probably better fitting new parts 
anyway, otherwise you may well be back into the intermittent fault situation 
fairly quickly.

Kind regards,

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Date: Wed, 19 Jul 2017 18:16:42 -0600
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Could it be that someone thought adhesive would be less prone to
cracking from stress than solder?
Also, do you think that the adhesive could be cleaned one end at a time
and replaced with solder?
I'm admittedly too lazy to look/try just now.

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