Tin whiskers: My Fisher may need a shave

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  1. monkboughtlunch

    monkboughtlunch Super Member

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    Took some pics of the internals of an 800B. Are these strands which appear to grow outward the infamous "tin whiskers?" If so, how can they be expunged or prevented?

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  2. petehall347

    petehall347 the brandy coffee man

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    i have recently heard there are ways of cleaning that fixes this issue . i only skimmed through it .
     
  3. KingBubba

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    Man, that is a classic shot. At the least, I think you should reflow all your old solder joints. I do know that the whiskers do not just happen overnight. Good luck.
     
  4. sKiZo

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    Sure that's tin? Seems to me the whiskers thing is associated with the newer eutectic blends of solder, and that unit's way too old for it to be a problem, unless it's been worked on since the build.
     
  5. larryderouin

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    I've seen whisker's on OLD transistors before but nothing like this. Remove old and Re-flow all your solder joint
     
  6. Tom B

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    My thoughts are that tin whisker situation only occurs when the metal is pure tin or zinc, not an allow as with tin/lead. Could this be cobwebs, or something else? Are they conductive?
     
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    Any sign of rodent droppings? :eek:
     
  8. monkboughtlunch

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    I only saw this at high magnification in photos. When I opened up the unit again to look closer, it appears it was just part of a wire sheath that was frayed.
     
  9. sKiZo

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    Whiskers? Did somebody say whiskers?

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  10. larryderouin

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    Skizo! You are one sick MUTT!:eek::biggrin: ROFLMAO!!

    Monk in any event clean them up. They looks like schiess. especially after skizo's "ART"???
     
  11. sKiZo

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    We should have a poll to see if anyone else saw that, or if I need to cut back on the drugs ... <G>
     
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  12. petehall347

    petehall347 the brandy coffee man

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    cut back on the drugs man ,,i know nothing
     
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    Hilarious
     
  14. Rockyhill

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  15. monkboughtlunch

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  16. sKiZo

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    My favorite tree in the front yard ...

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    Er ... what was the topic? <G>
     
  17. larryderouin

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    I think you've been praying for a visit from the little Green Men in Starched White overcoats again.
     
  18. sKiZo

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    They're welcome to stop over ... just warn them not to piss off the tree, eh ... I can't be held responsible for what happens then.
     
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