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    Default FAO anyone who has done there own Dash SMD conversion.

    So then chaps, small little beggars these aren't they. I take it you have to get the iron on the flat solder bits on the sides of the SMD as there's no access underneath like a conventional PCD?
    I've arrowed the bits i'm on about in red.



    Bought a kit from CrazyLeds so looking to get started on the header panel tomorrow.
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    yes, that's exactly it

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    Oh Mr Rush do take care & good luck .....................

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    it would be the easiest if you used tweezers like i did, just catch the led with tweezers on one side and gently touch one end with the iron and then use tweezers to rise that side of the led. then simply place iron on the other side of the led and you're done

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    Quote Originally Posted by darko2301 View Post
    yes, that's exactly it
    Think a new iron might be in order, my tips about the size of the SMD

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    Oh Mr Rush do take care & good luck .....................
    Dont you worry mate, although Ebay might be getting some money. Ignition on....................BANG!

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    Quote Originally Posted by darko2301 View Post
    it would be the easiest if you used tweezers like i did, just catch the led with tweezers on one side and gently touch one end with the iron and then use tweezers to rise that side of the led. then simply place iron on the other side of the led and you're done
    Nice one, did you use a solder sucker or just reuse the old solder?

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    From the size of those fitting you will require a very fine tip, pity you are not close by. Also a steady hand, I wish you well & should you complete your task a pic will be very welcome ...

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    well, AFAIK all tip should be made of copper which means you can sharpen it easily..

    i didnt use the sucker because there is nothing to suck actually
    really, just heat one side and lift it with tweezers, do so with the other and you are done.. i added just a tiny drop of solder when i've removed old SMDs because there wasn't enough to solder new ones

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tadpole View Post
    From the size of those fitting you will require a very fine tip, pity you are not close by. Also a steady hand, I wish you well & should you complete your task a pic will be very welcome ...
    No worries mate.

    Quote Originally Posted by darko2301 View Post
    well, AFAIK all tip should be made of copper which means you can sharpen it easily..

    i didnt use the sucker because there is nothing to suck actually
    really, just heat one side and lift it with tweezers, do so with the other and you are done.. i added just a tiny drop of solder when i've removed old SMDs because there wasn't enough to solder new ones
    Just the info I wanted, cheers darko

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    no probs mate, if you get stuck you know where to ask for help

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