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 Post subject: Wires Instead?
PostPosted: 07.12.2002 02:24 
Hello all, Well I say soldering the LED and RESISTOR to the chip was a bad idea...( :x Blaim my friend for the crappy job he did!!!! :x ) To make story short I have to go get a new led and the chip is full of solder. (Still using the solder iron and solder I was wondering...S**T why not wires instead of soldering the things to the chip. That way you wont be so close to the chip n such. Also make the job more...well easier and better looking ( To Me :lol: ). So I ask if there are any "Recommended" wires that are good for this type of job.

Thank You For Your Help :)

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PostPosted: 07.12.2002 04:31 
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You can always try to reheat the solder on your chip and remove it. Same goes for your led. There is a tool called a solder sucker which is basically like a fat pen shaped tool that will suck up any solder that you heat up. They have them at Radio Shack or should at any electronics store. Other than that you can create the connectoin however you want. If it looks good to you, and it works then go for it. They also have the wire you will need at Radio Shack too. I would give you links, but the Radio Shack server is buckling right now. Pretty sad right before Christmas. Oh well, if you head to a Radio Shack someone there should be able to point you in the right area for the wire and the solder sucker should be right in the components section with the other tools.


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PostPosted: 07.12.2002 12:11 
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You can also use one type of wire mesh that is ment for sucking solder. Place that wire where there is too much solder. Heat the wire mesh with the soldering iron and it will suck that solder. Simple and easy and you can use it with IC chips to suck all the pins on one side at once.

The reason why I didn't use a wire is simple. This way I don't have to think about mounting the led. I don't need to glue it anywhere and it also takes less space inside the mouse. If you use wires and still want to solder them to that IC you still have to use low amount of solder as you would without the wire.

Too bad if your mouse got busted.


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PostPosted: 07.02.2003 19:01 
I soldered one of my wires to the back of the IC chip (under). That was easier, because an electronic component was in the way.
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PostPosted: 07.02.2003 20:47 
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How big is that led???

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PostPosted: 07.02.2003 22:49 
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I would guess that the LED has a diameter of 10mm.

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