Originally Posted by Jdoggsc
I reflowed the solder and added some more to make sure there was a solid connection. It didn't look like there was any cracking at all--every solder point looks very good.
Just going to throw this out there, because soldering is "my bag"...has been for X number of years, all sorts of training, blah blah blah (this is the part where I get up on my high horse...but I'm afraid of heights
More solder, or more correctly, a big ol' blob of good looking solder on a joint isn't necessarily a good thing.
The solder cools and hardens quickly on the outside, but the stuff on the inside is still hot and liquid, and unknown to you, or anybody else without an X-ray machine (or whatever high tech equipment you wanna throw in there), the liquid stuff left over on the inside cools and contracts more slowly, ends up basically crumbling, and eventually, you end up where you were.
Best bet...suck the old solder off, wick it, vacuum it, shake it, whatever, put new solder on, just enough, not too much, etc.etc.etc...
99% of the questions that are "STRANGE
" have a dirt simple answer...usually answered by a dirt simple search.
Is it just me, or does the majority overlook the obvious?
Somebody ate a whole bag of dumbass for breakfast.
Why do people continue to run a vehicle when a warning light comes on or starts flashing? Isn't that a clue that something is wrong and you probably should NOT drive it?
Is this whole car driving thing really freekin' brain surgery?
Here's something new for the crowd/clowns...
"A little bit of Google goes a long way!"
Ever notice the one post wonders for info on turbo'ing a GA16 are never heard from again after they figure out the cost???
And if you can read this, you don't need glasses! :)
And yes, I am diggin' it...