These are the essential tools and equipment that you’ll need for every microsoldering package. They include flux, solder, board holders, wick, low melt, ammeter, tweezers, cables, kapton tape, solder paste, isopropyl alcohol, plus more.
Personal Note: This is the essential software that you’ll need for iphone and ipad logic board repair. It comes with schematics in the Blackfish software.
Personal Note: You’ll want a 5V DC Power supply to test the devices that you’ll be repairing.
Personal Note: This allows for proper air flow below the logic board when applying heat.
Personal Note: Essential for testing. Much better than the Portapow because it stays lit.
Personal Note: I have two of these. I keep going back to them even though I own about 20-30 different kinds of tweezers.
by Kimberly-Clark Professional
Personal Note: Definitely better than tissue. Get the 3-pack.
Personal Note: The gold standard for microsoldering flux. Don’t bother with anything else. Trust me, I’ve already tested many and they result in warranty repairs.
by SRA Soldering Products
Personal Note: Essential for removing components when too much heat is a factor.
Personal Note: This solder does the job for me.
by CML Supply
Personal Note: Needed for reballing
Personal Note: You want to make sure that you get 0.025″ solder wick because anything bigger sucks. Also, no clean will keep the brown goo to a minimum. One roll of this stuff will last a while.
Personal Note: Not necessary, but I use it in conjunction with my 3/4″
Personal Note: Works well for protecting your work surface below.
Personal Note: This stencil will have most chips that you’ll want to reball.
Personal Note: I file these down a little, so that I can reach the 01005 components with ease.
Personal Note: These leave lint, which gets annoying, but they’re cheap and they work.
Personal Note: You’ll want these for powering up your logic boards via the DC Power supply.
by Balance World Inc
Personal Note: This is the green stuff that everyone uses to cover exposed ground pads or hold jumper wires in place. You’ll need some UV light to cure this stuff and make it hard.