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Gold Finger Repair

Rework / Repair Services

Gold Finger PCB RepairGold Finger PCB Repair Gold fingers are prone to damage as they are on the periphery of the circuit board and they are also prone to solder splash during the wave soldering process. When edge contacts are contaminated with solder, get scratched, torn or damaged, BEST repair technicians can bring them back into specification. These contacts can either be replaced or repaired. Our repair methods will restore your edge contacts to a high level of performance and reliability. BEST's highly skilled technicians can repair the gold fingers thereby eliminating the need to scrap the entire board. We have custom gold finger fabrication capabilities for those higher volume repair jobs in order to minimize the turn-around time and keep repair costs to a minimum.

When the gold fingers get scratched, contaminated with solder or if the plating is worn they can be re-plated by BEST. The contaminated contacts are stripped down to the bare base metal and replaced to meet the thickness specified. BEST's electroplating process is reliable and will restore damaged contacts to "like new" condition with full functional conductivity and durability.

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BEST Inc. can either :

1. Provide the training for you to perform your own replating process

2. Provide a complete gold contact replating kit including instructions and instructional videos

3. Provide a gold contact replating service

Generically for a replating process the first step is to clean and inspect the area to replated. At this point BEST will determine whether or not a replating process will be appropriate based on the extent of the damage or splash on the gold plated surface.

Areas in and around those with solder splash are taped off and the solder is wicked off and then a solution helps to strip off the remnant solder from the surfaces. If a replacement pad is required then a new gold plated pad is installed instead of spending time replating the existing pad.

The solution remnants are then rinsed from the board. The board is then dried and inspected.

A bus wire is then attached in close proximity to the replating area. Using a small power supply with swabs connected to the electrodes the plating process is undergone using a nickel (if required) then gold plating solution. After plating the area is inspected and tested.

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Testimonials

  • You Guys Freaking Rock with turnaround time.
    Thank you all SOOOOO much!!

    You Guys Freaking Rock with turnaround time.
    Thank you all SOOOOO much!!

    Welch Allyn

  • BEST is excellent in meeting delivery dates and are very good with clear communication of shipments, quantities, issues, etc. Their quality and technical assistance has been superb.

    BEST is excellent in meeting delivery dates and are very good with clear communication of shipments, quantities, issues, etc. Their quality and technical assistance has been superb.

    RW Technologies

  • BEST has solid high quality service every time, and at the right price. They are very dependable. I am able to start a project in less then 24 hours with no hassles. The teams always work to meet the... View More..

    BEST has solid high quality service every time, and at the right price. They are very dependable. I am able to start a project in less then 24 hours with no hassles. The teams always work to meet the demands placed on them by the customer, and are very honest about what they can do and when they can do it. They offer great value to the customer; they are willing to go the extra mile to make the customer happy.

    Motorola

  • Best has always come through when we needed them. We started using them for board repairs, now they assemble all of our boards. BEST is always responsive to our needs. On many occasions, we needed... View More..

    Best has always come through when we needed them. We started using them for board repairs, now they assemble all of our boards. BEST is always responsive to our needs. On many occasions, we needed boards repaired immediately. They have always come through for us.

    Lovejoy Controls Corporation

  • Your company name exemplifies exactly what you are, the BEST!!!

    Your company name exemplifies exactly what you are, the BEST!!!

    Alpha Circuits

  • You guys are really soldering geeks. Keep inventing those cool products.

    You guys are really soldering geeks. Keep inventing those cool products.

    Analog Devices

  • …always are very friendly and try to accommodate my short lead times

    …always are very friendly and try to accommodate my short lead times

    Qualcomm

  • There was not doubt that Francisco know the material, how to present it, and how to make the class participants feel at ease..all of my guys came to me and how me how much they had learned.

    There was not doubt that Francisco know the material, how to present it, and how to make the class participants feel at ease..all of my guys came to me and how me how much they had learned.

    Alabama Power

  • Just wanted to let you know what a fantastic job/effort James put in too insure our guys were thoroughly training and qualified. Everyone involved was very impressed with his knowledge, flexibility,... View More..

    Just wanted to let you know what a fantastic job/effort James put in too insure our guys were thoroughly training and qualified. Everyone involved was very impressed with his knowledge, flexibility, and work ethic. We really appreciate the fact that he went above and beyond.

    EMAC

  • Man, you guys are unbelievably fast!

    Man, you guys are unbelievably fast!

    Blur Development Product

  • I just wanted to shout a big thank you for your and BEST's efforts for making a flawless stencil and a quick delivery! You were a huge help. We greatly appreciate it!

    I just wanted to shout a big thank you for your and BEST's efforts for making a flawless stencil and a quick delivery! You were a huge help. We greatly appreciate it!

    Evaporative Coating

  • Your hard work and dedication to great customer service was reflected in the large showing of customers at your anniversary party. That's what I've known BEST for!

    Your hard work and dedication to great customer service was reflected in the large showing of customers at your anniversary party. That's what I've known BEST for!

    Coilcraft

  • We do some business with BEST and I am very happy with the service you provided to us.

    We do some business with BEST and I am very happy with the service you provided to us.

    Telefonix

  • Just wanted to let you know the tape shapes you did for us is working well. Thanks again for your support!

    Just wanted to let you know the tape shapes you did for us is working well. Thanks again for your support!

    Creation Technology

  • The team at Best made some of the best dots we’ve ever seen on the last order. Last batch was perfect all around. Working great for us and our customers.

    The team at Best made some of the best dots we’ve ever seen on the last order. Last batch was perfect all around. Working great for us and our customers.

    Evaporative Coating

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  • You Guys Freaking Rock with turnaround time.
    Thank you all SOOOOO much!!

    You Guys Freaking Rock with turnaround time.
    Thank you all SOOOOO much!!

    Welch Allyn

  • BEST is excellent in meeting delivery dates and are very good with clear communication of... View More..

    BEST is excellent in meeting delivery dates and are very good with clear communication of shipments, quantities, issues, etc. Their quality and technical assistance has been superb.

    RW Technologies

  • BEST has solid high quality service every time, and at the right price. They are very dependable. I... View More..

    BEST has solid high quality service every time, and at the right price. They are very dependable. I am able to start a project in less then 24 hours with no hassles. The teams always work to meet the demands placed on them by the customer, and are very honest about what they can do and when they can do it. They offer great value to the customer; they are willing to go the extra mile to make the customer happy.

    Motorola

  • Best has always come through when we needed them. We started using them for board repairs, now they... View More..

    Best has always come through when we needed them. We started using them for board repairs, now they assemble all of our boards. BEST is always responsive to our needs. On many occasions, we needed boards repaired immediately. They have always come through for us.

    Lovejoy Controls Corporation

  • Your company name exemplifies exactly what you are, the BEST!!!

    Your company name exemplifies exactly what you are, the BEST!!!

    Alpha Circuits

  • You guys are really soldering geeks. Keep inventing those cool products.

    You guys are really soldering geeks. Keep inventing those cool products.

    Analog Devices

  • …always are very friendly and try to accommodate my short lead times

    …always are very friendly and try to accommodate my short lead times

    Qualcomm

  • There was not doubt that Francisco know the material, how to present it, and how to make the class... View More..

    There was not doubt that Francisco know the material, how to present it, and how to make the class participants feel at ease..all of my guys came to me and how me how much they had learned.

    Alabama Power

  • Just wanted to let you know what a fantastic job/effort James put in too insure our guys were... View More..

    Just wanted to let you know what a fantastic job/effort James put in too insure our guys were thoroughly training and qualified. Everyone involved was very impressed with his knowledge, flexibility, and work ethic. We really appreciate the fact that he went above and beyond.

    EMAC

  • Man, you guys are unbelievably fast!

    Man, you guys are unbelievably fast!

    Blur Development Product

  • I just wanted to shout a big thank you for your and BEST's efforts for making a flawless stencil... View More..

    I just wanted to shout a big thank you for your and BEST's efforts for making a flawless stencil and a quick delivery! You were a huge help. We greatly appreciate it!

    Evaporative Coating

  • Your hard work and dedication to great customer service was reflected in the large showing of... View More..

    Your hard work and dedication to great customer service was reflected in the large showing of customers at your anniversary party. That's what I've known BEST for!

    Coilcraft

  • We do some business with BEST and I am very happy with the service you provided to us.

    We do some business with BEST and I am very happy with the service you provided to us.

    Telefonix

  • Just wanted to let you know the tape shapes you did for us is working well. Thanks again for your... View More..

    Just wanted to let you know the tape shapes you did for us is working well. Thanks again for your support!

    Creation Technology

  • The team at Best made some of the best dots we’ve ever seen on the last order. Last batch was... View More..

    The team at Best made some of the best dots we’ve ever seen on the last order. Last batch was perfect all around. Working great for us and our customers.

    Evaporative Coating

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