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Basic Soldering question, I don't know where to turn to.

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#83843

Basic Soldering question, I don't know where to turn to. | 1 December, 2019

Hi ,

I can't find any soldering forums other than this and need help,hopefully someone can chime in .

I have a Y- board that doesn't work, I can't find any blown/swollen fuse caps,but I have something else.

When I zoom in it looks like the soldering has broken and wondering if this can be soldered . I don't want to bring it in for repair and have to pay a consultation fee if it isn't repairable.

Here's a pic,please tell me if you see the soldering break too.

Thanks so much.

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#83844

Basic Soldering question, I don't know where to turn to. | 1 December, 2019

Hi, You can delete my post above,I found help on another forum,thanks.

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DWL

#83860

Basic Soldering question, I don't know where to turn to. | 3 December, 2019

This is a perfectly appropriate question for this forum.

Looking at the pics, the solder joints look fine to me. can you circle the questionable joint? Maybe I'm just not seeing it.

In general its fine to reflow a questionable solder joint to trouble shoot a problem.

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#83866

Basic Soldering question, I don't know where to turn to. | 3 December, 2019

Here's an up close picture where I zoomed in on the bottom 2 legs.

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#83873

Basic Soldering question, I don't know where to turn to. | 4 December, 2019

I still don't see the defect, but in general, yes you can use an iron to reflow and cracked or suspect joint. You may want to add a little flux before you apply the iron.

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#83883

Basic Soldering question, I don't know where to turn to. | 4 December, 2019

If you look at the top legs,they look fine,but the bottom 2 are completely broken.

Yes I've been watching some videos and will be using flux as you suggested.

Thanks for your time,much appreciated.

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#83885

Basic Soldering question, I don't know where to turn to. | 4 December, 2019

Almost all of the legs appear to have a jumper wire twisted over the leg. It's particularly obvious in the later close-up image. Were the jumpers added during a repair process or was that part of the original design?

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#83886

Basic Soldering question, I don't know where to turn to. | 4 December, 2019

No they weren't added, never been serviced.

The top legs don't have that hard wire exposed,just the bottom 2.

It seems when the connection broke {bad solder failed from TV being turned on and off going from heat to cold ?} them jumper wires appeared. They are actually not wires,they're hard wires .

It seems they were inside the original legs going into the transformer and were exposed after the failure ,maybe?

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DWL

#83890

Basic Soldering question, I don't know where to turn to. | yesterday at 10:25 AM

Is this a DYI appliance repair? is their a part marking on the xformer? It might be better to replace the whole part.

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#83891

Basic Soldering question, I don't know where to turn to. | yesterday at 11:40 AM

That's a good point, although hand soldering a xfmr on a RoHS assembly isn't going to be a walk in the park.

My other question would be did it fail because it got hot, or did it get hot because it failed?

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#83893

Basic Soldering question, I don't know where to turn to. | yesterday at 01:02 PM

It's a plasma TV and yes a DIY .

I do have the part on order, just in case I mess up.

Do you see what I'm talking about in the pictures I posted ?

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#83894

Basic Soldering question, I don't know where to turn to. | yesterday at 01:08 PM

I don't even know if it's a transformer,I think someone earlier said it was.

I have a magnifying glass coming in addition to solder kit. Hopefully it will make the job a little easier, if i screw up I have a part on order.

Do you see what I'm talking about in the pictures I posted ?

Thanks.

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#83895

Basic Soldering question, I don't know where to turn to. | yesterday at 01:10 PM

I did some research and got the Y board part number and have it on order. The entire board ,not that part.

Thanks.

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#83896

Basic Soldering question, I don't know where to turn to. | yesterday at 02:04 PM

It just looks like a transformer, as had been mentioned earlier, but w/o a part number (usually the parts are marked with some ID code) it's hard to know for sure.

If that's the case and what we're seeing is one of the leads for the windings that came off it would definitely quit working.

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#83897

Basic Soldering question, I don't know where to turn to. | yesterday at 03:07 PM

Print is so small ,can't read it,bunch of numbers/letters. Don't see any numbers/letters on the part itself,just around it.

When I get the magnifying glass I'll get the part number and look it up to see exactly what it is.

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