- CrackBerry User
- 65 Posts
How to solder charging ports?
Hi, I'd like to learn to solder charging ports and headphone jack and microphones etc. can anyone provide assistance with teaching me to do such? Any help would be greatly appreciated
06-23-2012, 09:31 AM #2
- 76 Posts
Well... you need a hammer, chisel and a blow torch, then you....
Lol just kidding.
It is a lengthy explanation for a forum, if you google for a soldering tutorial I am sure you will find some excellelant material to send you on your way towards that goal.
- 06-23-2012, 10:36 AM #4
It is very hard to solder surface mounted components since the contacts on most of the sockets are UNDER to component itself. At manufacture, components are placed on the board and the whole board is heated until the solder melts the componets onto the board. This technique has pretty much replaced wave solder machines.
With the contacts under the jack socket it is impossible to get at them with a regular soldering iron. It can be done but you need a hot air torch and these can be, to put it mildly, bloody dangerous.
Look up "How to solder" with Google and I am sure you'll find a tutorial. As has been suggested, please do not experiment on anything working as it is a certainty that you will wreck it first time out.
- CrackBerry Abuser
06-23-2012, 09:01 PM #5
- 213 Posts
would or could help you out...... but it'd be more practical to show / demonstrate in person. you can google it or try youtube-ing it. I've also showcased myself (I'm a technician) changing charging ports on my blog (in my signature). As Pete6 said above, you need a heat gun because a regular soldering iron will not do the trick because of the location of legs of the components.
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