[ubuntu-us-mn] OT: micro-soldering?

p.daniels teeahr1 at gmail.com
Thu Oct 9 20:11:28 BST 2008

On Thursday October 9 2008 14:00:53 Tony Yarusso wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 9, 2008 at 12:25 PM, p.daniels <teeahr1 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Howdy!
> >
> > I posted this to TCLUG a couple days back, but they're in the middle of
> > Flamewar Armageddon over there, so I thought I'd try it here.
> >
> > I've got a problem with my iAudio X5, one of the solder joints that holds
> > the headphone jack to the board came loose, so now my left channel 
> > and goes. Super-irritating. I've got the thing apart here, but I don't
> > have a soldering iron to reattach it with. So if anyone (preferably but
> > not necessarily in south mpls/midtown) has a soldering iron with a
> > decently small tip on it and would be willing to put a new solder bead on
> > this thing, I'll come to wherever you're at and bring a six-pack of your
> > beverage of choice as recompense. Beats hell out of sending it to
> > California and paying $40.
> >
> > Barring that, anyone know if superglue conducts?
> >
> > TIA-
> >
> > pete daniels
> Well, I don't own a soldering iron (yet), but I do have a small amount
> of soldering experience.  I'm in a northern suburb of St. Paul, but go
> to Eden Prairie once a week.  How small are we talking by the way?
> (Can you measure the contact?)  Perhaps I could swap the six-pack for
> an iron and go from there.
> As far as the glue, I wouldn't bother.  It's hard enough getting
> solder to conduct properly and it's made to - even if glue does to
> some extent, I highly doubt it does so well enough for fine
> electronics.
> --
> Tony Yarusso
> http://tonyyarusso.com/

Hey Tony, thanks for the reply. The contact itself is maybe 1mm (too small for 
me to measure, at any rate), but there isn't anything on the board around it, 
so there's room to be a little messy.

With the glue (I can't believe I'm even considering this), I was thinking more 
"press the connector down with a tiny screwdriver and put the smallest 
possible amount of glue on the edge of the connector." Which I know is a dumb 
way to even be looking at this, I've just been in the mode of "what do I have 
in the tool closet?"

duct tape? epoxy? the cat? hmm, the cat...
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