[KwartzLab] Looking for access to a surface mount / reflow solder iron
josh.assad at gmail.com
Mon Jul 8 13:14:29 EDT 2013
I was describing a problem I'm having to Rob Adlers and he suggested I try
I'm fighting with a stubborn key-fob for my car. It basically goes from
not working at all, to working just fine, with no real reasons why.
I've ruled out a bunch of basic things. I noticed this weekend that if I
just hold it tightly in my hand for a minute or so it starts working. So
I'm thinking its a cold solder joint... I tried 'reflowing' it in my
toaster oven but that didn't seem to help. I'd like to try and touch up
the leads on the IC and any other exposed pads on the pcb. I only have a
basic pen-tip soldering iron though...too big for surface mount components.
Does anyone have an iron I could use? Or better yet, an iron /and/ a
My next option is to just buy a fob off of ebay...but if I can get this one
working again it would be much more satisfying! :)
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