There's no mention of chips, I assumed they meant the pads where pigtails are soldered on?err, what do you even have that needs you to solder the chips on?
As others have mentioned, not enough detail has been given for anyone to provide a precise answer.Hi folks, learning to solder on the WS2811 and I've ripped out the pads. Too much heat applied was the mistake (and wire too stiff). Are the 3 pixels written off or can I fix these somehow?
Problem is if you cut a strip and want to use the rest then you need to solder directly onto the strip, which is where the issue usually occurs. This is not an issue with pixels as you can always solder onto wire, not so with strip.if you are attaching pigtails, you would solder to the existing wires. if you are stripping pixels down to the pcbs you will have to re-waterproof them. if you are using strip then thats a whole other thing.