Lesson 2 / Soldering Techniques and Tools

This lesson teaches you how to solder both standard size components and SMD (surface mount devices) micro components. Great soldering skills have always been important in the CR field, which is even truer in digital cameras. This can be a challenging lab, even for those with prior soldering experience. Soldering is a skill that when done right is quick, easy and painless. We teach you how to do it right!

When you complete this lesson, you should be able to handle most soldering situations, even the tricky ones. As you continue through the course your skill will improve because of your solid foundation. As an added bonus, this lesson also shows you how to use an oscilloscope for troubleshooting, as wells the secrets of building a light White Box using a Color Meter and a Nomograph. There is a lot of punch packed into this small lesson.



  • Basic Soldering Techniquessoldering
  • Tools
  • Magnifiers & Parts Tray
  • Manuals
  • Tools after Graduation
  • Update to Tools
  • Oscilloscopes in 30 minutes
  • Digital White Light-boxes
  • Digital Focus Tools
  • Depth of Focus Jig
  • Optical Bench
  • Other Cool Tools
  • Micro BrushesBuy-Now
  • CF Straightening Tool
  • Digital Vernier Caliper
  • Advanced Board Level Repairs on Digital Cameras
  • Replacing Fuses
  • Replacing CF Pins
  • Shot Gunning PCBs
  • Soldering Tips 

Hands On Lab:

  • Flex circuit for soldering
  • Solder together 3 probes. 


Tool Kit  (self purchased)


You will also need to purchase the following from a local vendor:

  • Soldering Station, Flux, and solder

Example: Vendor MCM / Make Tenma


  • DVM 1999 Count (Digital Volt Meter)

Example:  Vendor MCM / Make Tenma



Training DVD:  Soldering

Typical Time Required: 6 hours

Updated 2009

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