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[ SOLVED ] Crystal oscillator for PIC

Hello folks, I'm having lot of problems with a PIC16F876A.

When I powered my newly built robot for the first time, the first thing I checked with my oscilloscope was the clock source, and found out that the crystal was not oscillating. Then I put my pic on the breadboard and started testing.

TI LaunchPad External Crystal

Today I decided to solder the external 32 MHz kHz crystal supplied with the LaunchPad. I quickly discovered that the LaunchPad board itself has both SMD and through hole solder pads, but the supplied crystal is surface mount. I'd never soldered surface mount before, and there are no instructions anywhere I can find on soldering this crystal to the board.