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Troubleshooting Soldering

Things To Watch Out For

Don't force components into place! If you have to jam them into their socket, there is something wrong. If you push to hard, you run the risk of ripping a pad off.

What To Do If You Mess Up

Oh, no! What did you do? Here are some things to watch out for

My Joint Is Ugly!

Remelt it. You can always remelt any joints that didn't come out quite right and they will just pop right back into place. I even like to go over joints I already soldering more than once to make sure they all look pretty when completed.

A Pad Came Off