Sunday, 6 December 2015

Solder An Ic Convergence Chip

Soldering firmly attaches computer hardware to the motherboards

A motherboard, or circuit board, is the most essential piece of hardware inside computers, televisions and other electronic devices. This single piece of hardware connects all other active hardware, such as memory cards, USB inputs and audio cards, through a series of electrical wiring. Components bond to the motherboard through a pattern of pins. Integrated circuits, or IC chips, require an IC holder to properly solder, as normal soldering can overheat the pins and destroy the target section of the motherboard.


1. Place a towel down on a flat surface. This will act as your basic work station, providing you a level surface and soft area during the heating process. Set all of your tools out next to the towel so each is easily accessible during this procedure.

2. Attach the IC holder to the intended section of your motherboard. Make sure the extension leads pass through the motherboard and pop out the other side completely. Turn the motherboard over so that the leads are sticking up.

3. Add solder to the soldering iron and individually heat each of the IC holder leads. Leave the soldering iron on the target lead until secure in place. Repeat for each of the leads until the IC holder is firm in place. Allow to cool before proceeding.

4. Lower the IC chip into the holder until positioned adequately. This part should snap into place, securing it against the plastic holder. The IC chip does not need to be soldered using this method, ensuring that the tiny pins underneath the part are not damaged by the heating process.

5. Reinstall the motherboard in the target device and attach anything else you removed to begin soldering. Power this device on and check for the functionality of this new IC chip.

Tags: heating process, piece hardware, soldering iron