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DB25 connector P1

Possibly the hardest part to solder onto the board is the DB25 connector. The pin spacing is very close together and requires a steady hand and a good set of eyes to accomplish. I perfer to alternate solder joints from one end of the top row to the opposite end of the bottom row working in from the outside. This prevents heat from building up on one area of the board, possibly warping it or worse, lifting a pad. I also find that using this method reduces the chance of bridging a solder joint because the joint has already colled by the time you get back to it.
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