Circuit Board Repair Guide

The information in the dozens of separate procedures in this free on-line Circuit Board Repair Guide should be helpful to anyone who works with bare circuit boards and circuit board assemblies.

The Circuit Board Repair Guide is packed with detailed illustrations and follows popular IPC standards. The guide will help you through the maze of challenges you face when working on modern, high density circuit boards.


Man using typical solder fountain systempadChapter 1 - Foreword
This section provides substantial background information about this Circuit Board Repair Guide and how it can be used at your company.

Replace solder mask or coatings on circuit boardspadChapter 2 - Basic Circuit Board Repair Procedures
This chapter covers handling, cleaning, coatings, legend, and use of epoxies.

Repair minor damage to circuit base board materialpadChapter 3 - Base Board Repair Procedures
This chapter covers repair of delamination, warp, key slots, non plated holes, surface defects, and various defects to base board material.

Damaged conductor needs replacementpadChapter 4 - Conductor Repair Procedures
This chapter covers repair and rework of conductors including circuits, lands, gold contacts, surface mount pads, and BGA pads.

Damaged plated hole needs repairpadChapter 5 - Plated Hole Repair Procedures
This chapter covers various methods for plated hole repair.

How to use jumper wirespadChapter 6 - Jumper Wires and Component Modification Procedures
This chapter includes excellent procedures for adding jumper wires and performing various component modifications.

Preparing for soldering and component removalpadChapter 7 - Soldering Procedures
This chapter includes procedures for soldering a variety of component types including chip components, J lead components and gull wing components.

Vacuum desoldering tool used for component removalpadChapter 8 Component Removal Procedures
This chapter includes procedures for removing a variety of component types including chip components, J lead components, and gull wing components.

Man working at BGA rework stationpadChapter 9 - BGA Component Rework Procedures
This chapter includes procedures for removing and replacing BGA components.


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