[time-nuts] PCB design questions thread II

Bruce Griffiths bruce.griffiths at xtra.co.nz
Tue Jun 3 01:56:14 EDT 2008

Prologix wrote:
> Another option is to cook the boards in a skillet.
> http://www.sparkfun.com/commerce/present.php?p=Reflow%20Skillet
> While John may be brave enough to hand solder BGA I am not :-)
> Shorts can be easily detected with x-ray, but opens can be quite difficult
> to spot. 
> If you do endup hand soldering BGA, this is a good tool to check shorts and
> opens. That is, if the part is JTAG enabled.
> http://www.macraigor.com/jscan.htm
Not necessarily much use in checking if some power or ground pins/balls 
are open circuit.
Also of little use with analog inputs.


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