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Old 03-31-2015, 09:37 AM   #2921
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Glad it worked, that's good information to have.

OTOH, it appears you graduated from the "The bigger the glob, the better the job" school of soldering...
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Old 03-31-2015, 01:51 PM   #2922
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^^^I cleaned that up with a solder braid after taking the pic, so no, I don't really subscribe to that philosophy. It was a pretty tiny area in which to solder, so I tinned the capacitor's leads with a bit of extra solder so I wouldn't have to add solder when making the initial attachment. Also, that "glob" on the right is not solder at all -- it is a band of metal (it looks like solder due to my crappy photography) Anyway, it's a "prettier" joint now.

And I'm sorry about the crappy pictures -- I have a cheap phone. You can still get the gist of it though, no?
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