Here are 2 pics of my mobo. They are very high resolution so you can zoom right in. I have 2 areas outlined as problematic. One is a capacitor(?) that got lifted when too much solder was on the iron. Another is a spot I cant seem to get unsoldered. I dont want to burn anything so can you tell me if spot #2 in the first picture would cause my pstwo to not boot any games/dvds/cds (all real) or if it is only spot #1 on pic 2.
Aparently I had the same problem as you with the SX point some minutes ago.
If you look carefully at the trace (depends where your solder is) there are like 3 components hook up togheter so its no big deal. v12 are easy to do :)
also, use a high temp soldering iron that way there is less chance to "lift" component!
So just solder the path of the trace together pretty much?
Can I just use my regular Kynar wire?
On the 1st pic your extra solder is only doing what the track below is doing so it looks ok, unless the solder is bridged over to the other side of the resisitor it should not cause any ill effects.
Chemtronics Desoldering Wick will help you easily remove any spills.
On the smaller vias make sure if you are using an iron 25 watts or higher, that you do not let the point get too hot or it will just cook off the board.
The capacitor that you have lifted next to the SX point may not need replacing (yeloo said his is working fine without) it depends if its critical to anything (possibly no ps1 games will run if your dont bridge or replace it).
The resisitors around the SX point look like they have got very hot and it would be best to check them with a multimeter to make sure they are still intact, otherwise they may be the cause of further problems, looks like the iron you are using is definitely too hot or you are leaving the iron on the work for far too long.
I was using a 15 watt. It had alot of flux solder on the tip (a friend was messing with my install while i was on the phone) so I dont know where the hell the capaictor went.
he's pretty much looking for the components
yello what did you mean by your post about 3 components to link together? should I just connect the three points with wire?
So this is why you want to buy a warranty seal. Here ya go: http://img113.exs.cx/img113/6838/warrantyseals.jpg Try to print one out and try to rip Sony off.
Here are some helpful comments though. You can't just solder a wire to hook them up. You need to find those components that YOU broke off and resolder them. Maybe you should send it in to a professional for repair instead of trying to exchange it for a new PStwo that I don't think you deserve.
How bout we stay on topic, he said that the component broken off was not needed. I was asking him a question if I could fix it. That is what I want to do.
Not needed? Why would Sony put it there? For show?