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aligned under a microscope or magnifying glass. If this is not
possible, try to align the (LF)BGA with any board markers.
So as not to damage neighbouring components, it may be
necessary to reduce some temperatures and times.
More Information
For more information on how to handle BGA devices, visit this
URL: (needs subscription,
not available for all regions). After login, select "Magazine",
then go to "Workshop Information". Here you will find
Information on how to deal with BGA-ICs.
Lead-free Solder
Philips CE is producing lead-free sets (PBF) from 1.1.2005
Identification: The bottom line of a type plate gives a 14-digit
serial number. Digits 5 and 6 refer to the production year, digits
7 and 8 refer to production week (in example below it is 1991
week 18).
Figure 2-1 Serial number example
Regardless of the special lead-free logo (which is not always
indicated), one must treat all sets from this date onwards
according to the rules as described below.
Figure 2-2 Lead-free logo
Due to lead-free technology some rules have to be respected
by the workshop during a repair:
Use only lead-free soldering tin Philips SAC305 with order
code 0622 149 00106. If lead-free solder paste is required,
please contact the manufacturer of your soldering
equipment. In general, use of solder paste within
workshops should be avoided because paste is not easy to
store and to handle.
Use only adequate solder tools applicable for lead-free
soldering tin. The solder tool must be able:
To reach a solder-tip temperature of at least 400°C.

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Adjust your solder tool so that a temperature of around
360°C - 380°C is reached and stabilised at the solder joint.
Heating time of the solder-joint should not exceed ~ 4 sec.
Avoid temperatures above 400°C, otherwise wear-out of
tips will increase drastically and flux-fluid will be destroyed.
To avoid wear-out of tips, switch "off" unused equipment or
reduce heat.
Mix of lead-free soldering tin/parts with leaded soldering
tin/parts is possible but PHILIPS recommends strongly to
avoid mixed regimes. If this cannot be avoided, carefully
clear the solder-joint from old tin and re-solder with new tin.
Use only original spare-parts listed in the Service-Manuals.
Not listed standard material (commodities) has to be
purchased at external companies.
Special information for lead-free BGA ICs: these ICs will be
delivered in so-called "dry-packaging" to protect the IC
against moisture. This packaging may only be opened
shortly before it is used (soldered). Otherwise the body of
the IC gets "wet" inside and during the heating time the
structure of the IC will be destroyed due to high (steam-)
pressure inside the body. If the packaging was opened
before usage, the IC has to be heated up for some hours
(around 90°C) for drying (think of ESD-protection!).
Do not re-use BGAs at all!
For sets produced before 1.1.2005, containing leaded
soldering tin and components, all needed spare parts will
be available till the end of the service period. For the repair
of such sets nothing changes.
In case of doubt whether the board is lead-free or not (or with
mixed technologies), you can use the following method:
Always use the highest temperature to solder, when using
SAC305 (see also instructions below).
De-solder thoroughly (clean solder joints to avoid mix of
two alloys).
Caution: For BGA-ICs, you must use the correct temperature-
profile, which is coupled to the 12NC. For an overview of these
profiles, visit the website
(needs subscription, but is not available for all regions)
You will find this and more technical information within the
"Magazine", chapter "Workshop information".
For additional questions please contact your local repair help
Practical Service Precautions
It makes sense to avoid exposure to electrical shock.
While some sources are expected to have a possible
dangerous impact, others of quite high potential are of
limited current and are sometimes held in less regard.
Always respect voltages. While some may not be
dangerous in themselves, they can cause unexpected
reactions that are best avoided. Before reaching into a
powered TV set, it is best to test the high voltage insulation.
It is easy to do, and is a good service precaution.
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To stabilise the adjusted temperature at the solder-tip.
To exchange solder-tips for different applications.


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