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Mathewlisett

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just wondered hopefully in the next 12 hours if somebody could tell me if they could do a repair on this? Im asking 12 hours because im watching an auction.

 

I have no skills at soldering etc.

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LEARN TO READ AND HAVE PATIENCE BOY!

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halox

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Yes, but I noticed I am too late.  Sorry.  Keep this for future reference though.



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well , can you give me a bit of info as to how you would fix it?


Originally Posted by Elemental_Dragon View Post
LEARN TO READ AND HAVE PATIENCE BOY!

~Bex

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sorry mate, only just noticed the post, the biggest challenge would be identifying the missing component on the left, the only way would be to find a good reference image of the internet to do that, as you can see from existing components resistors and capaitors will have an identifying number that relates to their value.

The ideal way to effect a repair would be to use a hot-air rework station. You can get these on ebay starting from around £40, basically it just uses a hot air stream to melt the solder and reflow the joint. If you have a look through my usb interface thread in the projects there are a few pictures of one in there.

 

The other less-ideal alternative but it does work reasonably well for simple components such as resistors/capacitors is to use a low powered (saw 18W) soldering iron with a fine-point tip, and some rework flux, just dab some flux onto the PCB pads, place the component and heat the joints, the solder reflow will be aided by the flux and you will get a good joint.

 

Just incase you decide to get any kit for future to do your own repairs the basic kit you need is just:

  • Hot-air rework station
  • fine tipped tweezers
  • suction holding tool (if you want to replace chips)
  • solder paste
  • rework flux
  • solder wick (for removing old solder)

The only real downside with using solder paste though is you'll need to store it in the fridge once its opened otherwise it hardens in the syringe.

 

 

Hope this is of use mate :)



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Marcus

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You should have tried PM or E-mailing Kenny404 if he's still kicking around.


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davetheshrew

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I know a few that could do this with solder paste



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blackdevilmt

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I know a few that could do this with solder paste

There's no guarantee it would work tho but looking from the date I think he already updated his vga 






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