Author Topic: Personal experience cooking my first Aether. ( A Must Read )  (Read 3601 times)

Offline castortiu

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Offline RJ

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Re: Personal experience cooking my first Aether.
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2010, »
Cas you miss understood my reply post. I said you were correct and the Diode line goes to the left toward the non square side. The direction I believe is in the video after we cook the board where I come back and say the chip goes this way...

Thanks this wac very helpful since I have not done one in a long time it is hard for me to remember.

Don't panic about the diodes you can heat both sides with an iron and push it off the pads with it. Then turn it arounf and stick it back with the iron and an extra drop of solder just for the flux.

I had to do it a number of times. The chips are more of an issue if you put them wrong.

You solder job looks great and yes the pcbs will smoke a little when heating up it is the soldermask I believe off gasing.

the pictures are a big help for everyone and I am glad your first shot at SMD went so well. Sorry I miss spoke on the video on the dioded but again the Silk print is correct the tappered end of the print is the endof the diode with the line an this is the Left not Right.  

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Offline batdive

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Nice job Cas...

I feel your hesitation / fear starting the cooking process.  I just cooked my first two and I have the opposite thought maybe I didnt use enough grey goop. 

Will have to wait and see.  I just got done installing the LEDs with the paste, which adds another level of fun (especially when you realize the are like 100 bucks to replace... ). 

I did find it easier to use the tweezers included in the build kit on the side opposite the legs to push down or adjust the LEDs, therefore there was no chance of touching the lense with my fingers.

And the saga continues...

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