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A cold joint is where the solder does not make good contact with the component lead and/or the printed circuit board pad. With a pro they usually occur when the component lead moves before the solder is completely cooled. With an amateur they most likely occur because poor heating/pre-heating of the surfaces to be soldered. Cold solder joints are a bad electrical connection.


Cold joints look bumpy and are dull gray... It is best to remove the old solder and re-solder the joint however if you re-heat the solder and you see it re-flow nicely then you are probably okay.

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Richard III wrote:

What is a cold solder Joint


Click HERE for a lot of information and pictures from NASA on soldering.

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The LOR kits comes with solder.

Would it be safe to assume its the 60/40 type?

And just chuck it and switch to 63/37 for better joints?

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