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Offline Paul Birkeland

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Re: #8 solder tab
« Reply #30 on: August 23, 2019, 10:09:50 AM »
My bench is pretty jammed right now, as a bunch of repairs rolled in almost all at once, but they should be clear in a week or so.
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Re: #8 solder tab
« Reply #31 on: August 23, 2019, 10:11:10 AM »
Thanks!
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Re: #8 solder tab
« Reply #32 on: August 23, 2019, 06:18:05 PM »
Here are some photos. Thanks!
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Re: #8 solder tab
« Reply #33 on: August 23, 2019, 06:18:47 PM »
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« Reply #34 on: August 23, 2019, 06:19:47 PM »
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« Reply #35 on: August 23, 2019, 06:20:23 PM »
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Re: #8 solder tab
« Reply #36 on: August 23, 2019, 08:03:28 PM »
 I see a lot of little pointy bits sticking out that need to be trimmed.  It's quite possible two of them are touching (the one I noticed most quickly was around terminals 6 and 7).

When I see something like this, it is nearly always because the wire cutters used weren't side cutters, so it just ends up being really difficult to get in and trim things up properly. 

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Re: #8 solder tab
« Reply #37 on: August 23, 2019, 08:42:04 PM »
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Re: #8 solder tab
« Reply #38 on: September 06, 2019, 10:04:22 AM »
I see a lot of cold joints. The red wire connecting to the 4 pin socket is an example. I'd suggest reflowing your joints with a little more solder. Make sure the solder flows into the joint and creates a fillet between the wire and the terminal.
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Re: #8 solder tab
« Reply #39 on: September 11, 2019, 06:38:12 AM »
Thanks, Doc! Although I would have loved to continue to work on the Stereomour until the problem is fixed, I have decided to send it in for repair. The explosion of the LED, while minor, caused some concern among the household so that is the way we decided to resolve the issue. Living with others is all about compromise!

Ben
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