Electronics Forum | Fri Dec 08 00:02:35 EST 2006 | Jack
Hi all, I found this article (Dealing with "the black pad defect)about reworking bare PCB with black pad symptom...Use HASL to treat black pad..Have you guys try this before?? www.smta.org/files/SMTAI01-Jay
Electronics Forum | Mon Mar 17 18:11:32 EST 2003 | davef
Converting to immersion silver is the best solution to the "black pad problem".
Electronics Forum | Wed Jun 14 05:20:00 EDT 2006 | YQ DENG
How to check incoming bare PCB black pad phenomenon?
Electronics Forum | Wed Oct 11 14:29:20 EDT 2006 | Kevin
What causes black pads?
Electronics Forum | Mon Oct 20 14:17:35 EDT 2008 | robinj
The discoloration/shadow appearance is a clear sign of black pad which is from nickel corrosion in the gold bath.
Electronics Forum | Wed Aug 17 12:26:06 EDT 2011 | rdubya
Hey all need your input, this looks like classic black pad to me. what do you think?
Electronics Forum | Mon Oct 20 15:41:19 EDT 2008 | patrickbruneel
Josh, You can not check the bare boards for black pad unless you remove the gold plating. Like Robin said black pad is nickel oxidation/corrosion and a result from bad electroless nickel plating bath control. The only preventative action you take is
Electronics Forum | Wed Oct 09 12:29:14 EDT 2002 | ppcbs
We have been encountering black pad contamination on gold plated boards mainly affecting BGA components during assembly. This problem has been noticed with many of our customers that are using an array of fab vendors. Does anyone have a solution fo
Electronics Forum | Tue Jun 13 08:18:52 EDT 2006 | davef
Search the fine SMTnet Archives for background on black pad. If you have black pad on your boards, return them to your supplier.
Electronics Forum | Tue Jun 13 13:42:34 EDT 2006 | Bob R.
Also be careful in assuming you have black pad. A nice straight crack along the Sn-Ni intermetallic is probably just overstress at some process (most likely ICT). The better board suppliers figured out how to avoid black pad years ago.