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    Quote Originally Posted by Clem72 View Post
    Bad surface mount components? Easy peasy.
    Sure..with the right equipment. Our guy has well over a grand in the equipment required to work on surface mount stuff. I frankly don't see how he does it..a lot of the work is done under a special microscope and some of the components look like specs of pepper to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clem72 View Post
    I don't know about highly skilled. I trained many a Marine to do it for depo level repair of weapons systems. The biggest issue is with specialized IC's that cannot be tested beyond open/short conditions in-circuit or even out of circuit without the appropriate ICD or datasheet. Broken traces? Bad surface mount components? Easy peasy.
    Bigger the blob, the better the job!
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeoplesElbow View Post
    Bigger the blob, the better the job!
    Using a blowtorch melts the solder faster.
    "It must be inordinately taxing to be such a boob."
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    Quote Originally Posted by GWguy View Post
    Using a blowtorch melts the solder faster.
    You practice medicine too?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gilligan View Post
    You practice medicine too?
    Why....YES! Yes I do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GWguy View Post
    Why....YES! Yes I do.
    Awesome! Ok...so I've got this persistent rash, and.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gilligan View Post
    Awesome! Ok...so I've got this persistent rash, and.....
    Belt sander.

    If you have a headache, use a drill press.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GWguy View Post
    Belt sander.

    If you have a headache, use a drill press.
    Wow...you really ARE a doctor!
    You can't be a real country unless you have a beer and an airline. It helps if you have some kind of a football team, or some nuclear weapons, but at the very least you need a beer. -Frank Zappa

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    Quote Originally Posted by GWguy View Post
    Belt sander.

    If you have a headache, use a drill press.
    It's been five and a half hours now, should I be worried?
    ‎"I've learned that pleasing everyone is impossible, but pissing everyone off is a piece of cake"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Merlin99 View Post
    It's been five and a half hours now, should I be worried?
    Nah. Nothing a 6 foot bandaid won't fix.
    "It must be inordinately taxing to be such a boob."
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