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#1 BAP1130

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Posted 07 January 2005 - 01:09 AM

I desoldered the original bi-color lights on the pcb and put in my own...On the first one I did, the solder stuck to the joint nicely, so I figured flux wasn't needed. However, on the second one, the solder just would not stick. I tried and tried, but it would not make a good connection. Will flux help me in this situation?

Also, is there a way to see if I ruined that side of the PCB? I used a multimeter to test the side with the light already connected (which read 3.3V)...however, I tried to test it on the right by putting the pin into the hole, but I got nothing. Is that because I ruined the board or because there is no light to draw power to it? Any help you guys could offer would be great! Thanks.

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Posted 07 January 2005 - 01:10 AM

prob have to connect the led directly to the yellow wires.

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Posted 07 January 2005 - 01:11 AM

i like to use solder with a flux core. makes things a lot eaiser. does the pcb work to turn the system on and off?

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Posted 07 January 2005 - 01:58 AM

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i like to use solder with a flux core. makes things a lot eaiser. does the pcb work to turn the system on and off?


Yes it still does

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prob have to connect the led directly to the yellow wires.


I was kinda thinking the same thing...have you tried that before and can you close it without too much trouble?

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Posted 07 January 2005 - 05:02 PM

bump pls...anyone done this mod by connecting the light to the yellow wires?

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Posted 09 January 2005 - 03:57 PM

just leave the LED's in and re-make the PCB by using wires from the connector to the relevant legs on the LED's!

easy




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