Solder pad came off

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  1. RetroBitMig
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    Hey everyone, I know I'm making a few posts here and there, but I've got another problem. I'm re-soldering the wires and holy cow, the DAT0 solder pad comes off. Any ideas? Thanks in advance!

    Also, here's a picture of it.
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  2. BL4Z3D247

    BL4Z3D247 GBAtemp Stoner

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    I'm so high, I don't even know!
    My friend did the same thing a while back and I was able to fix it with the help of this little tutorial. http://www.circuitrework.com/guides/4-7-1.html

    It's definitely not as hard as it seems, it just takes patience and concentration really(and some soldering skills obviously).

    However, if this is a brick and you're trying to hardmod to restore it than just wait for NTRBootHax, this will allow you to unbrick using a supported NDS flashcart(not yet confirmed what ones work) and a magnet. It hasn't been released yet but it's in the works. Not sure if you know about this as it was mentioned when B9S was released.

    Either way, good luck with fixing your console.
     
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  3. nero99

    nero99 GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    If you burnt your board, which it looks like you did. you might wanna get a replacement.
     
  4. Kubas_inko

    Kubas_inko 3DS Hardmoder

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    Simple question. Can you turn it on?
     
  5. BL4Z3D247

    BL4Z3D247 GBAtemp Stoner

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    If it isn't bricked it should still turn on and operate normally if the DAT0 pad is lifted off, you just can't do a hardmod(unless it's an O3DS/XL, in which case there's an alternate contact point, see here, but it's a more difficult solder job). I believe CLK and CMD are a different story though(from what I've read).
     
  6. Kubas_inko

    Kubas_inko 3DS Hardmoder

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    That's why am I asking. I think its n3ds xl
     
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  7. gamesquest1

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    Looking at the picture I'm guessing he has killed it, looks like he has shorted stuff all over the place clk looks like it's shorted to ground, the resistor array looks likes it's been messed up and there is random signs of soldering in random places

    Honestly i would suggest the op removes the wires and see if the system doesn't just blue screen of death (which is a tell tale sign your screwed stuff up soldering) and await ntrboothax or send it to someone else to do properly as I genuinely can't see this one ending well
     
  8. linuxares

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    Send it to him or @vb_encryption_vb because this board looks... pretty beaten up.
     
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  9. vb_encryption_vb

    vb_encryption_vb That hardmod guy....

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    lol, be lucky if it even boots up at this point...
     
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  10. Kubas_inko

    Kubas_inko 3DS Hardmoder

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    look like op does not care about our suggestions :D
     
  11. gamesquest1

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    With him being us based he would be better seeing if any of the US modders are willing to do the repair

    But seeing as the op hasn't responded again, just so this thread isn't devoid of info here is the fairly obvious alt points for dat0 and cmd, while I would like to think anyone attempting a hardmod would be able to at least follow a line it is what it is I guess ^_^
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  12. vb_encryption_vb

    vb_encryption_vb That hardmod guy....

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    He would trash those as well....
     
  13. RetroBitMig
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    I'm not too bad at soldering fellas :rofl: just so happens that I did have one of those shitty dollar store soldering irons, and, well, things clearly didn't go too well. Did manage to fix it, and a few others as well, but hey, it is what it is. Thanks for all your suggestions, though, maybe somebody else could benefit from all these messages!

    And I know the picture does no justice, but the board was also just carelessly dirty. Gave it a little clean and it looked nothing like in the pic. :yay3ds:
     
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  14. dimmidice

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    Can we have a pic of the board as it is now? I want to see a before and after.
     
  15. vb_encryption_vb

    vb_encryption_vb That hardmod guy....

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    Soldering iron is a soldering iron...what you have is garbage for soldering skill.
     
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