solder mistake

Discussion in 'Switch - Backup Loaders & Modchips' started by thegame247, Jul 15, 2019.

  1. thegame247
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    so i went to solder the point for the auto rcm and the point lifted and is gone. is my nintendo switch ruined? how can i fix this? i have it circled yellow in the picture
     

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  2. Kubas_inko

    Kubas_inko "Something funny goes here."

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    It should be OK. Those test points are just that. Test points. They aren't on a line that continues somewhere nor is there via in them. (At least that what it seem like to me, can't remember now for sure)
     
  3. Sasori

    Sasori GBAtemp Addict

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    You can still use the point of you use a razer blade to expose the trace..just make sure it's the same exact one before doing this
     
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  4. kylum

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    @mattytrog could verify this but I do believe you will have to use a jumper to bridge the adjacent pad to the trace or to the connector. Your joycon wont work correctly when physically connected. It is 100% definitely repairable. But if you lifted that pad then I would practice on some trash electronics first. I’m pretty sure your iron was to hot or you left it touching for waaaayyyyy to long.

    Yes there is a via running to the other side of the board for that line. It’s running from pin 10 or pin 1 of the joycon, can’t remember which.

    How did the rest of your solder points look?
     
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  5. mattytrog

    mattytrog You don`t want to listen to anything I say.

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    Not ruined at all sir!

    You will need access to the back of the board though to fix this (maybe depending on how the trace lifted)

    Take a pic of the broken trace and post pleeeeease :)
     
  6. thegame247
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    i dont even think theres a trace going to it. just a point?
     

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  7. snake2

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    I did the same thing on my first rebug install, instead of fixing the trace I opted to just run a jumper wire from test point G 9 to ground. This let me enter RCM but now the right joycon operates in wireless all the time

    https://switchbrew.org/wiki/Testpads

    On new installs what I do is solder a 10k ohm resister between the test point above and ground, this will let the switch enter RCM without a jig but can still detect when the joycon is connected or disconnected
     
  8. kylum

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    There is a trace. It’s under the ribbon cable going to the other side of the board. Remove the ribbon cable and clean the flux off the board, then try take a more clearer picture.
     
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  10. kylum

    kylum GBAtemp Regular

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    So the the pad you lifted and the one just to the right are connected. You need to make a jumper from the
    un-lifted pad to the joycon ribbon connector and/or trace. Maybe Matty can assist you with an alternate location or better advice. If you don’t have enough experience you can destroy the connector and what trace you have left.
     
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