Reflowing ????

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by Dr.killjoy, Nov 25, 2015.

  1. Dr.killjoy

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    I have a Xbox 360 slim or projects that needs to be reflow .. I was looking to use a skillet for reflowing cause I have read it gives the best results .. So what do you guys or like ??


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  2. Dodgydave

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    Do you mean resolder the pcb components?
     
  3. dl324

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    I prefer using a hot air tool.
     
  4. Dr.killjoy

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    Working with smd parts ..
     
  5. Dr.killjoy

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    I have a small one that works pretty good for small parts but I am looking to reflow BGA chips
     
  6. dl324

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    I consider BGA to be beyond the capabilities of all but a very small percentage DIYers.
     
  7. ian field

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    At least one UK magazine has published a reflow project based on a pizza oven.

    It has a micro to manage pre-heat, reflow and cooling stages.

    You have to be pretty careful if you try to do it manually.

    When I did the mechanical segment of my college course, they had like melting temperature calibrated metal pyramids that you put in a heat treating kiln - you watch through the window for when the tip melts and droops.

    Not sure if you can still get those, but you could lay a length of the right composition solder across a couple of trestles and cut the power when it melts.
     
  8. GopherT

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    Kind of funny that this technology is used to make electronics. The ceramics industry always used these "cones" and when the started to melt, they shut down the kiln - their holy grail was an electronic control - no even the electronics industry could find a solution. Interesting...