How to solder flexible printed circuit?
September 22, 2006 2:43 PM Subscribe
Tips for hand soldering leads to printed flexible circuits?
posted by loquacious to technology (11 answers total)
I'm trying to solder thin, thin wires to a 4 conductor "printed" flexible circuit. Any tips?
I'm already working with a magnifying visor and a headlamp and some very small tools/cutters, but I can't seem to get solder+wire to bond to the solder-pads of the printed flexible ribbon cable/circuit, and I'm really worried about scorching/melting the ribbon/flexible circuit.
Should I try a cold-weld system? Is JB Weld conductive?
( Specifically, I'm trying to fix an old 3 series palm pilot. I managed to get moisture inside the digitizer pane for a Palm IIIC, and I'm sick of waiting for it to evaporate. And since I'm now in the Pacific Northwest, evaporation is unlikely. However, I have an older Palm digitizer, but of course the printed flexible circuit leads are the wrong width and on the wrong side of the glass pane. )