Please Need Help With Passkey And Xbox Elite (rubbed Off Solder Points
Posted 26 September 2007 - 10:17 PM
I have an elite and just got my passkey in and was attempting to remove the apoxy from the board to get at the pads that i need to solder to. The problem is that NOWHERE does it say in any instructions that the pads are paper thin and will rub off at the slightest bush/push on them. I thought that it was a hard wire through the board. You would think that in the instructions that this one very important fact would be made clear for the people who have never done it before.
Im sure I saw somewhere on this message board that some is able to fix this or at least remove the keys so you can but another drive. If you have any information or can point me in the right direction it would be greatly appreaciated.
I have searched the forums but canot find what im looking for.
Thanks for any input
Posted 27 September 2007 - 12:04 AM
Posted 27 September 2007 - 01:14 AM
Alright guys dont laugh too hard at this lame attempt
Edited by Torch, 27 September 2007 - 01:29 AM.
Posted 27 September 2007 - 02:00 AM
As far as repairing that goes, there's really noting there that needs it and removing that IC to dump the FW would be a real waste of time and money. The trace that's still there can have the masking removed and then soldered onto instead if ya still want to go installing the passkey.
Posted 27 September 2007 - 02:15 AM
The second and fifth "pad" up from the bottom of the pic have been rubbed off the rest look good enough to use. From what I could see there was nothing under that part of the circuit board almost like it came out from the track to the surfaceand now its just an empty spot. Or is there something still there when a "pad" has been rubbed off?
Again I want to thank you for any input
Posted 27 September 2007 - 02:28 AM
The traces just lay on the board, it's a thin layer of copper that covers the entire board, then the design is traced onto the board and covered, washed with an acidic solution and that dissolves all the copper but the covered traces and what's left are the traces ya see. Then they're covered in that masking (the green stuff) to protect them from shorts and corrosion with any pads left uncovered and coated with solder so parts can be installed.
When a pad is removed/damaged it's just gone, nothing there in this case anyways except what's left of the trace it was attached to. Vias are the things that ya have to be extremely careful with and if that's something damaged then repairing it is more of a hassle since it's used to connect top traces on the board to bottom ones, as well as some that only go half way thru the board, just depends.
Edited by RDC, 27 September 2007 - 02:51 AM.
Posted 27 September 2007 - 03:00 AM
If so I may need someone with better skills than myself. Thats some small stuff and I have never worked on anything that small before.
Edited by Torch, 27 September 2007 - 03:00 AM.
Posted 27 September 2007 - 03:18 AM
0 user(s) are reading this topic
0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users