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Perfect Walkman repair mat ??

Discussion in 'I found this!' started by wm_dan, Nov 12, 2017.

  1. wm_dan

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    Might get one of those me self
     
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    Hello fellow northerner!
     
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    I've just written a note on the other forum about this. Having worked in electronics for many years, I cannot recommend it for repairing any circuit board which contains semiconductors and ICs which may be static sensitive (i.e, all of them), especially those which cannot be replaced.
     
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    Ayup
     
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    Good shout , Thanks for that.
     
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    Boodokhan Well-Known Member S2G Supporter

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    I do not think this is a good one for walkmans, it is small and you need a bigger working space .
     
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    Mine should be here tomorrow or Wednesday, and I am actually in the middle of a DD33 repair, so will take some pictures and report back asap.
     
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    T-ster Moderator Staff Member S2G Supporter

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    What do you think of it so far?
     
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    perfect for walkmans
    for tape deck transport servicing i think it will quickly get cramped
    ill let you all know asap if i ever fry a walkman using the non esd grounded mat
     
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    I'm going to get one , only last night I had a ex 615 in bits at my desk with the screws in a plastic box which I inadvertently knocked over and lost the screws (for now) .
    Maybe good for clumsy people like me.
     
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    That thing is awesome, I have to get one! DEB64, I couldn't find your thread, what is the static issue? Can I ground it or modify so there's no static?
     
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    I wrote here my reasons why I would not use it for Walkman repairs.
    It is sold for repairing smartphones and similar devices but the components used in modern smartphones are a lot more prone to static damage due to the greater component density and miniaturisation so I do not think it is suitable for the purpose for which it is intended.

    Since it is made of insulated plastic, I cannot see how it could be modified to make it ESD safe.

    There are lot of things I like about it, such as separate boxes with magnetic bases for all the different screws and bits. An "ESD safe" version, made from conductive plastic with a 10mm stud in one of the back corners, to connect an earthing strap, would be a very good product.
     
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