Soldering Tiny Components

Discussion in 'The Projects Forum' started by JellyWoo, Jun 2, 2013.

  1. JellyWoo

    Thread Starter New Member

    Jun 2, 2013
    I have a battery case for my Android phone and recently, the Micro USB connector that recharges it broke off. Since the warranty expired, I decided to open up the case myself and take a look inside. It seems that the connector is soldered to the board with four connections. I have some soldering experience, but never with components this small. Is it possible to solder the connector back in place and if so, do you have any tips on how to accomplish this and what tools I would need? Thanks.

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  2. dthx


    May 2, 2013
    Go on Youtube and type in the search field...
    "how to solder micro electronic components"
    Its gonna take a special tool for what you want to do....
    There are a number of great videos...
    hope that helps...
  3. sheldons

    Well-Known Member

    Oct 26, 2011
    looking at the connector it looks like a few pins have broken off and may still be soldered in place on the pcb but the couple of pins remaining on the connector have part of the pcb track still connected so unless you have the correct tools to hand the pcb itself is scrap as far as refitting that connector is are dealing with a double sided plated thro pcb-some phones use multilayer pcbs so without the correct rework station a replacement pcb /phone is required
  4. circuitfella11


    May 10, 2013
    you will need some hot air soldering rework stations for that.. since its that small.. like dthx said, look through youtube, you'll find some sorts of techniques there..