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Did I just ruin my upgrade board?

Discussion in 'Phantom 1 Discussion' started by Danielhv, Aug 13, 2014.

  1. Danielhv

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    I was working on soldering the battery leads into the board (this was the last thing I had to do of course) and after making the GND connection, I was working on getting the positive side in place and accidently popped the ground off the board. It pulled the wire and solder completely off. Just looked like a flat gray pad there.... Took me a sec to get solder to stick to the pad again but I got it to take and redid the connection. Everything powers up, and I juggled the GND wire with no change, just concerned I may have messed it up and affected the reliability of the connection. [POUTING FACE]

    Thoughts?
     
  2. Wedeliver

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    Re: Did I just ruin my upgrade board?

    Maybe shoot us a picture. At this point if you have continuity and it wont fall off or anything I would think you are ok. Now if you crossed or shorted anything different story.

    Now solder will only stick to metal and if you need to take a file a really clean where you are going to solder. You need to make the metal on the board shiny and bright, tin up everything and it should stick fine.
     
  3. FredMurtz

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    Re: Did I just ruin my upgrade board?

    Yeah what WD said, a pic would be great to show whether you have a good clean solder joint or what they call a cold solder joint (one that is not flowed correctly and easy to break).

    I'm getting ready to install my upgrade board and your post freaked me out at first when I saw the title. :mrgreen: