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Soldering a 24pin SMD IC. The base is soldered to the board. How do I do this?

Discussion in 'General Electronics Discussion' started by frascati, Mar 21, 2013.

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  1. frascati


    Feb 4, 2013
    Pretty new to building with SMD.

    All the tutorials I've watched on youtube place the IC and solder the pins to the lands.

    I'm replacing a 24pin IC and after removing it I discover that it's bottom is a large solder pad that is soldered to the board's ground.
    I have not seen mention of this in any tutorials.
    How Is one supposed to make this solder flow if you cannot actually see it happening?
  2. CocaCola


    Apr 7, 2012
    Reflow oven or hot air heat gun.... As for knowing when, you can tap the chip with a pair of tweezers and observe it or simply watch it settle into place...

    Since you have holes in the thermal pad you can try this technique...

  3. frascati


    Feb 4, 2013
    Coca Cola thank you very very much for that link.

    Chip is in, up, and running fine!
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