(Topic ID: 258965)

Should I try to clean this up?


By Chicoman

52 days ago



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    #1 52 days ago

    Well I found 2 bad bridge rectifiers on this WPC Board but damn upon closer inspection I see some god awful soldering job someone did to the GI connectors J120 & J121. Was wondering if I should attempt to clean this up and desolder it. Take a look see any help is appreciated. I'm worried about pulling off a trace.......one of the worst soldering jobs I've ever seen.
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    #2 52 days ago

    A clean board always looks better. Try alcohol and a firm toothbrush.

    #3 52 days ago

    If the board still works fine then I would just clean it should be fine

    #4 52 days ago

    +1 for alcohol and toothbrush. Solder job looks fine to me...just old flux not cleaned off making it look bad.

    #5 52 days ago

    CRAPTON of leftover flux. It frankly already looks like part of a pad was pulled, right side 4th from the bottom in that mess. I would at least clean it up and reflow all of those joints. If the board is currently working, you're not running a huge risk of lifting any pads by just doing that, unless you're exceedingly careless with a wick or soldapullt....

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