reconnecting solder pads?

Discussion in 'Wii - Hacking' started by octavius, Nov 28, 2007.

  1. octavius

    octavius Newbie

    Oct 13, 2005
    I was installing my Wiikey today for a friend and kinda tripped up a bit and knocked off a solder pad. I could probably go straight to the IC but before trying that, since I still have the pad, i was wondering if i set it back in the hole (that it came from) would it still contact?

    it seems to fit in okay and everything still and itd be much easier than soldering wires to the IC. anyways, does anyone know if this would still work? thanks!
  2. Takrin

    Takrin GBAtemp Fan

    Oct 7, 2006
    United States
    did you rip the pad out or did it come loose but still connected?

    if you ripped it out it is possible to repair the trace with solder and a sharp knife or razor but on a wii it would be quite hard since the traces are very thin, if it came loose but still hangs on then you can just solder it on the pad and glue the wire down or something to secure it. i really would just say solder it to the chip, only other way would be to scratch off the solder mask and try soldering on a trace but like i said the wii traces are tiny.
  3. Armadillo

    Armadillo GBAtemp Psycho!

    Aug 28, 2003
    United Kingdom
    No just sticking it back in the hole wouldn't work. Pad gone = solder to ic leg , no other decent options.

    aww beaten [​IMG]
  4. lenselijer

    lenselijer GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

    Mar 27, 2006
    what soldering iron do you use? I've never managed to get one of these pads off. Please use a 15watt max soldering iron, its also good for soldering to the ic legs.
  5. superrob

    superrob H4X H4X H4X!

    Apr 4, 2007
    GBATemp factory.
    Ive done that on a nunchuck while LED modding it....
    And i could not rapair it again.
  6. arctic_flame

    arctic_flame GBAtemp ATMEGA8 Fan

    Nov 4, 2006
    England land
    if you lifted the whole intact solder pad, your iron was no way near hot enough. If you're not useless at soldering, use a fairly hot iron, tin everything, touch the wire to the pad, touch the iron to the wire for a split second and it's done.