Mend My iPhone
I'm keen to learn the dark art of soldering/micro soldering and IC chip test/repair. At the moment if diagnostics are beyond my comprehension - although i generally know what it is i can't actually test to confirm it I send my stuff off to the amazing Leon at the Computer Room Nottingham. I'm keen to be a master if my trade and would love it if someone could teach me or point me in the right direction.

It could be I have reciprocal skills for some of you guys tho' i doubt anyone who can teach me that wizardry stuff will lack any knowledge i have. lol. However I'm also a trained chef so maybe i can teach cooking ( I joke of couse!)

Thanks in advance 


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I'm also a qualified chef as it happens [cool]

Can I presume you've already got a half decent iron in your work area to start using or do you need to get this as well?

There are a couple of ways to go about practising, on one hand you could get a faulty board thats somewhat inexpensive and have a go at repairing that or alternatively you can get bare apple logic boards off eBay for a few quid. That will give you the best area to work with and as it's already bare you can focus on the soldering side to begin with and then have a go at removing the components after.

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Mend My iPhone
We should swap notes on recipes then. Discuss the science of baking. Making start an off topic thread on food.  :-)

thanks for the advice. I have an iron as I knew I'd want to use one. I just learn better from watching people. So I guess YouTube maybe a source for that. i always learn best from being in the moment and watching things for real. 

Reading tuition confuses me and youtubers don't often explain themselves or have good enough camera angles. 

But the ebay/bareboard idea is a good one. 


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We may have a few bits of junk board kicking around, I will  have a dig around [smile]
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I have watched a lot of louis Rossman on you tube. Shows you micro soldering and water damage stuff. Doesn't know how to shut up some times but if you can get passed that its well worth watching his stuff. Haven't had a chance to watch his stuff recently due to training new staff, but his old stuff is good. 
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Thanks for all your help; you've all inspired me to get started) and yes please ReplaceBase to any junk board that you can drop into one of my orders. I need to make a start. thank you.
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if you want to watch some really good videos for microsoldering, look up iPadRehab on youtube. Jess is a self-taught expert in microsoldering and even has a 101 series to watch. Watching her videos is where I picked up a load of tips. Whilst I've been soldering for years, shrinking down to this scale involves a whole different approach, both on the temperature side and method of doing things but also I've learnt the mantra of 'If in doubt, add more flux'. 
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replacebase wrote:
We may have a few bits of junk board kicking around, I will  have a dig around [smile]
IF U DONT MIND HELPING ME OUT ASWELL THAT BE AMAZING I'm stuck on Nand errors maybe i can touch mate with someone ant some point please help i hate these error 9 
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Error 9, 27, 4013, 4014 and 4015 all relate to the nand although error 9 can also be caused by a bad battery, get some dead board to practice clean removal of the nand and you'll also need a nand programmer to repair it, once confident then go for it on customer board, it's great practice
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Mend My iPhone wrote:
I'm keen to learn the dark art of soldering/micro soldering and IC chip test/repair. At the moment if diagnostics are beyond my comprehension - although i generally know what it is i can't actually test to confirm it I send my stuff off to the amazing Leon at the Computer Room Nottingham. I'm keen to be a master if my trade and would love it if someone could teach me or point me in the right direction.

It could be I have reciprocal skills for some of you guys tho' i doubt anyone who can teach me that wizardry stuff will lack any knowledge i have. lol. However I'm also a trained chef so maybe i can teach cooking ( I joke of couse!)

Thanks in advance 


James.


You cant go wrong with Leon, I myself have been looking into the micro soldering world, The issue I have always found is more knowing how everything on the board play nice with each other is just as important as knowing how to do the micro soldering iPad Rehab is another great source for learning especially in our trade.
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Also in the same boat as you James.  We too send a few bits to Leon and also another guy we use in Wales.

Most of my issue there is being over cautious to attempt such repairs for fear of botching it up.  Got all the gear and no idea on that front!

Best videos have to be Jessa at iPad Rehab along with the chatty Louis of Rossman Group.  Great guys and I often partake in their Live streams when I can.  Wish we had somewhere and someone doing this kind of thing here in the UK...  :-(

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Pc clinic who are you using in Wales if you don't kind me asking? 
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My 10p worth.  If you fancy micro soldering you need to invest alot of time watching Louis & Jessa as mentioned, by far the best vids but long winded & drag on.  Microsoldering.com guy is good an posts a few vids.  The other thing you need is alot of money to throw at it & Big balls to try tackle some intimidating stuff.  You need a good working distance microscope £500 ish, good micro soldering iron & hot tweezers eg JBC nano about £1000, good hot air station £250+, good flux, good solder, ZXW tool which is ace (digital schimatics).  Multi meters, ultrasonic cleaner, dead practice boards etc etc.  I have it all but never seem to find time to use it.  When I do I love microsoldering but can be very very time consuming finding the problems.           
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Andy @ ACE-Repairs wrote:
My 10p worth.  If you fancy micro soldering you need to invest alot of time watching Louis & Jessa as mentioned, by far the best vids but long winded & drag on.  Microsoldering.com guy is good an posts a few vids.  The other thing you need is alot of money to throw at it & Big balls to try tackle some intimidating stuff.  You need a good working distance microscope £500 ish, good micro soldering iron & hot tweezers eg JBC nano about £1000, good hot air station £250+, good flux, good solder, ZXW tool which is ace (digital schimatics).  Multi meters, ultrasonic cleaner, dead practice boards etc etc.  I have it all but never seem to find time to use it.  When I do I love microsoldering but can be very very time consuming finding the problems.           


Very time consuming but so so so much fun...never stop learning, also it's good to have known good boards to practice on and also to take all the diode measurements you can get, this will help more than you will ever know, take all you can before removing components then remove a component at a time take the diode measurements from the pads on the board of the ic you just removed then reball and place the ic back on, make sure your board is still fully functional so you know you have made a clean solder joint on the balls
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replacebase wrote:
We may have a few bits of junk board kicking around, I will  have a dig around [smile]


Did you still have some junk boards kicking around for one to done some more practice on? Whilst I can do a few light bits, I'm no expert yet. 
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