*PHOTO* What and how to remove this STUFF?

Discussion in 'The Projects Forum' started by bigcape, Sep 22, 2009.

  1. bigcape

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    Sep 18, 2009
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    What is this stuff? How do you remove to get to the weld?:confused:

    The orange wire broke off and I need to resolder but I do not know how because there is an epoxy of some kind covering it.

    The tip of my multi-meter probe is pointing at it.

    Thank you all!

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  2. beenthere

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    If it's an epoxy, acetone should cut it. Get a bottle of nail polish remover and some Q-tips.
     
  3. studiot

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    Acetone will attack the brown paxboard.

    Burn off the part of the blob that obscures the metal terminal with a soldering iron tip and live with the rest.

    Do it in an area of very good ventilation.
     
  4. ELECTRONERD

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    Take your soldering iron and heat the tab where the wire used to go, this will get rid of that old solder. Now, keep it heated and then quickly push your hand down (holding the object) and have your wrist hit the surface of a table. The solder will come out and then you can apply new solder with the orange wire fastened on there.
     
  5. bigcape

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    I do not know if you can tell but this is where the floating magnet coil is.

    So it has to be sensitive to heat?

    I can also tell that if anythig drips this component is a goner!

    OH YEAH- The black lead is my first real solder weld. HOW DOES IT LOOK?
     
    Last edited: Sep 22, 2009
  6. bigcape

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    Your right about it being epoxy- acetone wouldnt even smudge it though!

    After some poking around my meter "BEEP'd" at me.............:eek:

    IT IS CUNDUCTIVE EPOXY! PERFECT!

    I'll just go buy some more of the pookey and sandwich a wire on top of whats already there!
     
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