Author Topic: Can I use solder to connect a broken copper circuit?  (Read 17022 times)

duck_arse

Re: Can I use solder to connect a broken copper circuit?
« Reply #100 on: March 15, 2016, 10:01:24 AM »
phew! nice work.

how does it sound?
Now battery powered. Remove plug when not in use, please.

Cozybuilder

Re: Can I use solder to connect a broken copper circuit?
« Reply #101 on: March 15, 2016, 11:37:10 AM »
Don't panic!  Use the skills you learned when you had to bridge the incomplete trace in the beginning. You might want to carefully remove the two components involved and when you replace them, and then use the legs to bridge over to good spots on the traces.

Hang tight for a minute and let me whip up a quick drawing.

I just used some component wire to fix it. and guess what?

IT WORKS!!!

Thank you all so much, but especially jdansti!  I have learned more in the past three days through this thread than I have in the past year teaching myself.  Wow. Really.

And we've learned something too, as well as about you:
1- You can follow directions
2- Your soldering skills are good
3- You are persistent
4- You don't take comments the wrong way
5- Good photographer

Thanks for this ride, and I'm very happy that you fixed the problem- it was not obvious by any means.
Some people drink from the fountain of knowledge, others just gargle.

peterg

Re: Can I use solder to connect a broken copper circuit?
« Reply #102 on: March 15, 2016, 12:37:06 PM »
Tip:  when you have finished soldering hold the board up against a light with the copper side towards you. Look at the board with a magnifying glass and any bridges will jump out at you.