Broken pins...

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JonathanMC
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Broken pins...

Post by JonathanMC » Sat Jun 25, 2011 8:05 pm

I accidentally broke some pins on an N64 board, and i was wondering if they are fixable. I can see the metal i the side of the chip, but im not sure if i would be able to repair the contacts. Has anyone ever solved this before?

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Re: Broken pins...

Post by Snipeye » Sat Jun 25, 2011 9:32 pm

Pictures are worth > words. Juuuuuust saying.

Depending on the pins, if you can solder a small wire to the chip, you ought to be able to trace the contact down to another point and solder the other end there.

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Re: Broken pins...

Post by JonathanMC » Sat Jun 25, 2011 9:42 pm

Thank you. I will try that.

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Re: Broken pins...

Post by bentendo64 » Sun Jun 26, 2011 7:46 pm

You broke pins off the chip? I did this once, no twice, and I was able to solder from the rest of the pin (still on the board) to the chip, and it worked.
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