@trwnh what are you trying to do? is it just the solder pad that's the issue or the trace on the board?
@rtwx i have no idea what the proper terminology is but i was trying to desolder some old broken wire in prepararation for soldering new nonbroken wire
in retrospect maybe i should have just soldered on top of the existing solder? anyway i stopped to ask for advice before i fuck it up any further...
@trwnh ah k. I/m guessing soldering iron isn't hot enough? An yeah, in retrospect you're probably correct; it's fine to soldler on top if you heat it enough to sweat it together nicely.
I'm guessing that rins to what looks like an aux connector? It's a wire breakout? So if you get stick with that, you could solder onto the pins at the other end of the tracks, assuming there's room where it mounts to have the wire run under the board.
I am just guessing a lack of heat is making it difficult?
@rtwx no idea but i wouldnt know what correct heat is. i think it was 300 c but idk how long it takes to reach that temp? i may have not waited long enough?
i guess i'll have to try soldering to the L pin, yeah 🙃
@trwnh yeah I would try waiting longer. I honestly don't know what temp they actually use but how does it melt solder applied directly to the tip? It should just eat it as you feeed it in, if there's a delay while it melts then it's not hot enough.
Hooter is better for most things, as it lets it melt completely much faster, rather than a cooler tip melting slower and imparting more heat to surrounding components and plastic things...
Give it 5 to 10 minutes to heat up and see I reckon.
@wizard idk terminology but it looks like i burned something and idk what im doing at all so im scared
@wizard i may have accidentally scraped off the pad
im not sure but something came off
@wizard noon question but how do i do that
@wizard ok so i just tested and yep i burned the pad or whatever off, there's no continuity there. guess i'll just solder to the pin...
@wizard i'm thinking wire directly to the L pin and just... deal with the jank of loosening the L pin if i ever have to rewire anything to it ever again?
@wizard i do not. it fell somewhere and i can't find it
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