Audio Soldering Mistake

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Audio Soldering Mistake

Post by Goldstubble » Wed Jun 23, 2010 3:35 pm

I was attaching the left audio wire to the Snes mobo (and having a hell of a time doing it) when the lead on the IC came off with the solder. :wtf:
I'm not really an expert on soldering, so is there any hope that I can still have audio on the left?
If not, what is my best plan of action?

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Re: Audio Soldering Mistake

Post by metalcookie » Wed Jun 23, 2010 7:33 pm

When you say came off, do you mean it completely broke off of the chip, or it just lifted itself off the board?
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Re: Audio Soldering Mistake

Post by Goldstubble » Wed Jun 23, 2010 8:49 pm

Broke off the chip.

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Re: Audio Soldering Mistake

Post by Metallica Man X » Wed Jun 23, 2010 10:00 pm

If the chip itself is still intact, you might still be able to attach a lead to it...but if the chip itself is broken, you'll more than likely need to replace it.
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Re: Audio Soldering Mistake

Post by Goldstubble » Thu Jun 24, 2010 12:50 pm

The chip isn't broken, but the lead is practically gone. Here is a picture of the problem.
Which would be better: mono audio or hooking up both speakers to the right?

Also, where would I get a chip like that?
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Re: Audio Soldering Mistake

Post by Metallica Man X » Thu Jun 24, 2010 5:23 pm

Woh, that's alotta no lead lol.

Um...best I can say is, try to get a bead of solder to stick to it. If it does, you can still use it...otherwise, I dunno where you'd find another one of those.
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