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I'm so dumb... ripped my pad P off
I'm so dumb... ripped my pad P off –
This was my first attempt... probably shouldn't have attempted it...
I attached a wire to Pad P on my v14 and didn't stick it down... whilst doing the next wire I managed to tug on the first wire and the Pad for P and the wire came off... nothing to solder to now.
Any alternative locations for Pad P?
Do you think that 8 pads lower than W on the narrow section would have the same effect as P?
Or given that I have demolished that pad...
Should I look at the VIA slightly NW of Pad P?
The little via you speak of, connected by a track to the P point should be fine, problem is that you'll need to fix the P point, as there are tracks off it on either side. Cleaning the ends of those tracks near "P" to expose a small amount of their copper and joining them with a conductive pen is probably going to be the easiest fix.
It seems that the track off to the East only goes to the smaller pad below W; and the PS2 does seem to work at the moment.
how do people rip pads off? out of all the mods ive done i have never done it. all i can think of is people overheat the pads making them come off.
I think I missed a few tricks along the way...
I attached a wire (loose on the other end) to the pad. In all the flapping about it came away taking the pad with it.
My next attempt will involve sticking the wire down with double sided tape before attaching it at the pad end.
I hate to think what is going to happen when I try and solder to the vias!
Remember to limit your time with the iron in contact to 2 seconds Dingo, count "and 1 and 2" in your head, then remove the iron and allow to cool, if the connection isn't decent, desolder and start again. If you have an old computer board to practice on, that should help you get the hang of it.
Be real careful with the SX point, personally I think it's better to attach to the via point next to the little brown capacitor you're suppose to solder to (providing your iron has a fine enough tip), that cap is a pain to get a neat solid connection on and lifts real easy.
Last edited by cherrypie; 01-02-2006 at 10:42 AM.
Reason: expanded info
Accidents can happen man. This kind of thing has not happened to me, but I have seen it happen many times on consoles that have been sent in for repair. In fact I just fixed a V7 that the guy broke the P leg right off the bios chip. Oh by the way you could always solder to the bios chip on the back if you had to.
Originally Posted by wozzza2