Okay guys, I've got a problem. Last Saturday I sucessfully installed a Samsung SD-616T DVD-ROM drive into my Xbox, and it worked fine. Until about noon on Monday. I checked inside the drive and found that the wire I had soldered to the Eject spot on the board had come away. So I attempted to resolder it. But ... the solder wouldn't stick to the board at all. Examining the surface of the board, I discovered some brown stuff on it, which I presume to be the rosin from the solder I was using. I think this rosin is preventing my solder from sticking to the board.
And so I have questions.
1. Is this brown stuff (the rosin, I think) my problem?
2. If it is, is there some way to get it off?
3. I am worried that I've somehow damaged the spot where the Eject wire must be soldered. It is a deep brown/black in color, and I am worried that I've somehow fried the spot with my iron. Is it even possible to do that, and if so, is that what I did?
Edited by Leigh Garbs, 16 December 2003 - 05:24 PM.