found two videos of surface mount soldering today. me being someone who only fails when doing surface mounts, i thought i should share these . . .
the first one uses some technique ive never seen before with an IC. can someone tell me exactly what he is doing with that soldering wick looking thing?
the other is soldering of a transistor (the video is kind of choppy). it looks like he placed some solder onto the board already, then melted it when the transistor was placed onto the board.
this seems to explain the wick method better:
and one more video for the fun of it
i also heard of this method where one puts some type of solder paste onto the board, lays all the components out on to the board, then puts the whole board into an oven for a bit. anyone know more about this?