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How to Bypass Missing & Broken Solder Pads

We’ve all done it – Roasted a pad a bit too long with a solder iron. But losing a solder pad on a PCB doesn’t usually mean GAME OVER. You’ve got options to get around it! In this video I show you just one of a few.

00:00 Introduction
00:34 Overview
01:32 Tutorial
04:55 Conclusion

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  1. I know this might sound stupid, but it would have been super useful to see you measuring the cap with the multimeter to check that your repair had worked. I know how to test for continuity and for voltage readings, but I have no idea with testing caps. But regardless, a great video.

  2. This pads with what have been glued

  3. Thank you ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ‘

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  5. Cool video, well done, thank you for sharing it with us ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. I broke a solder stick on my wavebird c stick board and donโ€™t know how to fix it

  7. At 3:00, when you say โ€œexpose a bit more of the trace,โ€ how did you know where to scrape? I thought the trace was that little strip of copper that you exposed earlier in the video. It looks like you reached the end of the trace (at the edge of that green box just to the right of the plus symbol). Hopefully my question makes sense. Iโ€™m just wondering how you knew it would work to scrape away material in that open space southeast of the plus symbol. Thank you for your help

  8. I have the same problem but I lost the negative side of the trace pad. Where does the copper trace lead away from the negative side ?

  9. Thanks for the tip at the end. I had no idea 325C was a bit high. I should experiment with soldering at 200C.

  10. .. nice sharing ๐Ÿ˜‡๐Ÿค—

  11. Thanks for posting. The flux under the device is pretty much stuck under the device. I believe the flux is corrosive. Would it not have been better to apply less flux to the pads with, say a toothpick?

  12. Great video!! Is there a chance that you do a video on how to repair a broken solder pad on the power switch of a gameboy color? Damaged them and i cant repair them. Thanks for the video!

  13. Only guy out there teaching this out there! Thanks you sir.

  14. You know about the dsi d-pad and motherboard part. The red and black wires. Do you know how to clean that part if it gets burned? Kinda having issues soldering the wires to those pins and one of them just won't stick. Any help will be great.

  15. THANKYOU SO MUCH! With this i was finally able to repair a dead copy of pokemon red

  16. two questions:
    1) how do you know where the trace is to be exposed with the grinding method?

    2) could you have put solder where the old pad was on the left and solder back the capacitor on top of it?

  17. Do you have any videos on doing this on a 3ds or ds? I ripped the solder pad off the touch screen connector when trying to replacing it. Any tips?

  18. Would you also be able to use copper tape on the missing pad?

  19. Couldn't you scrape the pad instead?

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