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Beware Of Decayed Glue Under IC!

By on April 16, 2008

There was a case of no power in LCD Monitor. All of the suspected components tested good (in the primary and secondary side) except power IC that we can’t test it with ohmmeter. Nowadays manufacturers put one kind of glue/could be epoxy underneath IC”s for against vibration and may be to prevent technicians to remove the IC. Those days, there were few IC’s that i had accidentally broke it. But now you can use a Thinner solution to soften the material and then only you gently remove the IC’s.


Okay back to my case, while removing the SMD power IC which is located at the back of the board and as usual i observed that there were glue underneath it. After removal of the IC i could see that the internal track was actually eaten up by the glue! Joining back the track with an additional wire solved the no power problem in LCD Monitor. If this kind of problem can happen to LCD Monitor, i believe it can be happen to other electronic equipment too. So beware of this problem!

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United Kingdom

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