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How To Repair Damaged / Missing PCB Pads || 4 Great Methods

How to repair damaged / missing PCB pads is a nice , clear soldering tutorial showing 4 Great methods to fix your PCB pad damage.
From easy to harder there is a method here for everyone to help you over your board issues .
With clear photographs after every stage this tutorial should help you along the way to get your boards up and running again .
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Thank you for your time and good luck with your soldering projects 👍

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  1. I have damaged 2 pads on a pcb that an eeprom sat on i removed,how do i replace the pads??I take it they will have to be glued on as there isn't a pin/leg to keep it there on the board??Thanks.

  2. You are amazing. Thank you so much for making these videos.

  3. You said you want that space between the transplanted pad and pin, but how do you keep the resistor/pins so steady when transplanting the pad? What's holding your board/ resistor pins? Thank you for the video and your time!

  4. The quality and clarity of your videos is unmatched and has massively improved the quality of my own repairs!

    Would you be able to show us a good method for entire barrel repairs please?

  5. Thank you! I thought my PCB was doomed but I was able to fix it with the first method

  6. yup,work for me if it big pcb for some micro pcb ill buy new or used

  7. To keep rework time to a minimum I have been using the "wire pad" method to repair damaged or missing pad eyes. I use non-tarnish silver coated artistic wire available through such places as Amazon.

  8. Cool video, well done, thank you for sharing it with us 🙂

  9. from where u can get trace pads ?

  10. I notice through your posts you are using a liquid based flux. What type and/brand do you prefer to use for most of these pcb/component fixes?

  11. Fantastic, Thanks for getting me out of a jam

  12. Very nice work, that gave me some ideas for some boards!

  13. Excellent job, thanks for sharing.

  14. Is is great but can you please do a repair video demonstrating on if you’ve got a missing barrel? Thanks

  15. I work a lot with 50s-70s PCBs that are so fragile and worn that attempting any part replacement usually leads to lifted pads and traces no matter how careful I am. I have always resorted to atrocious looking bodge wires all over the place to resolve it, but have been searching for better alternatives for more proper repair. This video is great. I know some have used tiny eyelets on old PCBs successfully, obtaining them of proper size can be pretty tricky or expensive though. I have wondered how effective the "conductive pens" are at redrawing torn traces on PCBs.

  16. Awesome video, you’re so good at soldering. I have a question? I have some pads that are damaged, I dropped flux on them and tried to apply solder to them, but the solder will not flow to the flux. It doesn’t work at all, it just stays stuck to the iron. Any advice?

  17. Fantastic! Hey I’m not really using flux in my basic pcb projects. Do you use it when you are initially soldering or just when you are realising like this. Also, I note that you ‘prelode’ the iron with solder. Do you always solder like that?

  18. Hi sir.. i broke the pads but my pads had barrels as well..those connected to lower and lowers conected with uper side of pcb .. so can u tell me what should i do now.. how i make barrels? And contact with pads? Thxs

  19. Thank you for this video! For the wire you are using, what is it called? Like if I’m ordering on Amazon or getting in micro center, what am I looking for?

    I’m just starting out with soldering and I’m fixing an Xbox c series controller. I’m completely replacing the mechanical joycons. While removing the old ones I damaged the pads and a barrel, so trying to fix that now. Also buying new barrels.

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