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Need to purchase SMD Tactile Switch(es)

One of the SMD Tactile Switches broke and I need to purchase one to repair it. I have an SMD soldering air station, but I need to know where to find this type of SMD switch. I've looked at my most common parts websites but no luck. The closest I could find are the type "ITT Cannon KSS Tactile Switch SPST-NO KSS221G". It is a 4-lead surface mount with a switch motion parallel to the board (not perpendicular). It is very low profile.

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Download the Geek App to your mobile device and search their sources. I have found a lot of specialized items really cheap.

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Soldering iron and rework station

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There are many rework stations on the market, and the price range is from a few hundred to a few thousand dollars. So it's a matter of your needs and budget.

I suggest you go on line and do a search " soldering rework stations" , and read up on the various models that are available. Amazon is a good site for this, because you can get a lot feedback from people who purchased the products.

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Removing a burnt out north north bridge chip

First find the replacement Northbridge chip, then remove the old one, and install the new one.

The Northbridge chip is installed on a motherboard, using a BGA surface mount.
Ball Grid Array,

To explain the BGA surface mount, allow me to compare to an older Intel Pentium 4 CPU, (Processor), that uses a Socket 478 processor socket,

478 contact pins on the bottom of the Processor.
Also 478 socket holes in the processor socket.

With a BGA surface mount there are no contact pins, nor socket holes.

In place of the contact pins, are Solder Balls on the bottom of the chipset.
In place of the socket holes are Copper Pads on the motherboard.
(The pads are also gold plated)

The chipset is set down onto the motherboard, with the Solder Balls lining up on the matching Copper Pads.

Heat is then applied at a SPECIFIC temperature, and length of time.

This action melts the Solder Balls, and creates solder joints; soldering the chipset TO the Copper Pads.
Which in turn solders the chipset TO the motherboard.

The best, and Proper method of removing, and replacing a chipset; is done with an SMD/BGA Rework Station.

View a short video explaining the Solder Balls, and BGA surface mount; while showing an SMD/BGA Rework Station at work,

Scroll down, click on the Red ->
Take a few minutes to view the IR 650 demo video

(Notice how the Solder Ball only partially melts?
PROPER temperature, and length of time )

Other methods are only temporary.

Heating in an oven is du-mb. You are also heating all the other chipsets.

Another temporary repair.

HOWEVER, in all of the temporary repair solutions that I have seen, this one IMHO comes the closest to a real repair.

In all fairness, I can see that perhaps if PROPERLY performed, the repair could last.

This gentleman uses a proper thermometer, to Constantly test the temperatures all over the chipset, while heating.
Keeps it at a constant temperature EVENLY, all over the chipset.

Heats it to the Proper time needed.
Also backs the heat away slowly, to allow the chipset to slowly cool down.
Cool it down too fast, and you'll fracture the solder joints made by the Solder Balls.

In otherwords a Cold Solder Joint.
{Which makes a poor contact}

I do like the adding of more surface area, for cooling the graphics chipset.
This, along with using an SMD/BGA Rework Station, IS the proper solution to an overheating graphics chipset.

Not a proper solution for an overheating Northbridge chip.

Use Thermal Glue, and a small cooling fan; mounted right on the Northbridge chip.
(Or if it clips on suggest Thermal Paste)

There are shops you can take it to, or send it to; that perform reflowing a chipset. (Have SMD/BGA Rework Station)

For additional questions please post in a Comment.


Mar 08, 2013 | Computers & Internet

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What is needed to repair my panasonic tx32pl10 with a colour problem

The minimum requirement to repair your TV are soldering iron, solder wire, soldering paste, desoldering pump, digital multimeter, knowledge of electronics & service manual of the TV. If any smd is to be replaced you need soldering station. A digital storage oscilloscope will be more than good.


Jun 19, 2011 | Panasonic Televison & Video

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On off button is broken on flat screen monitor f2105

Beverly, F2105 unit will need to be disassembled and new momentary tactile switch soldered in. Check out ALL the different styles and sizes to choose from at !!! at least 16 pages of switches to choose from. Then you will need a soldering iron, solder wick, solder, and know how to disassemble unit to replace a $2 to $6 switch. If contracting out the work to competent technician your looking at minimum $45.
Forget fixing the plastic button. Crazy-glue only option there.

Sep 20, 2010 | HP f2105 21" LCD Monitor

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2/3 Inch Faint Horizontal Bar through center of screen

A little WARNING!! .. don't open the TV because if you do that the warranty is gone.

Whenever you see a black horizontal bar on the flat panel screen TV, it usually means that the buffers in one of the Horizontal COF chips is dead, not soldered properly or got damaged mechanically during transport or something like that. COF chips are microchips made on the flat cable that are connected from the board to the LCD panel screen, and they lit up certain sectors of the screen. Every X buffer lits up pixels from specific locations in combination with Y buffers, depending on type of panel used in a device. and when one of the Y buffers die ... then the pixels receive only X buffers information and not Y and then the black bar appears with some weird noise dots on the edges or something like that. It is repairable, what you need is an SMD repair (rework) soldering station and an identical Buffer COF chip. Unfortunately this is not a quick fix if you don't have the appropriate equipment, so I would suggest using that extended warranty and get your TV serviced properly by the LCD repair man :)

...this is the COF chip.

... this is the hot air SMD soldering station

depending on the COF chip type, some of the chips are soldered and some are just connected through the flat connectors without soldering.

A little WARNING!! again .. don't open the TV because if you do that the warranty is gone.

May 09, 2010 | Vizio VW42LF 42 in. LCD HDTV

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Ring of death 4 flasing red lights all at once says check av in manual. checked av cable i have hdmi and composite av cable and these were ok but problem persists

this is called GPU BGA solder cracking...a hardware failure that kills the 360 video functions... You need to repair this BGA with reflow techniques...reflowing the gpu with a smd air resoldering station, and a good flux...seach for 360 reflow videos on youtube...

Sep 11, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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My ps3 wont work

seems like you´ve got the terrible PS3 YLOD
What you can do?
Try to disssemble the PS3 and you will need to do a reflow fix in the Cell and Rsx processors solder points...
You will need soldering skills and a good Smd air resoldering stations..and a good flux...
Good Luck...

Sep 10, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Ps3 red screen of death

should be bga crack in the cell processor or rsx... You must resolder it with a smd solder station using solder flux....try to resolder it with hot air controled....Good luck!!!!

Sep 09, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Vertical blue line just appeared on my laptop (vista)

apply fresh solder to your vga chipset ana video RAM using hot air solder. SMD soldering station.

Jun 04, 2009 | Compaq Presario M2000 Notebook

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Smd board to board connector rework

try the hako solder rework station,dont ever try an ordinary solderinr.form what u have mentioned , it appears the connector is alrady short.suggest you to rmeove the connector with hako or similar solder rework station & if the connector isnot damaged during rework, resolder using the same station or buy a new connector.this hsould solve ur prob

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