Strengthening SMD parts with epoxy?

Discussion in 'General Off-Topic Chat' started by Duo8, Jul 24, 2017.

  1. Duo8
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    Duo8 I don't like video games

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    Jul 16, 2013
    I have an old iPod Classic. Its battery connector is about to snap off the board, but it's still making a connection, so I bought some epoxy (I can only find the type for bonding steel). I plan on mixing it 1:1 and apply around the base of the connector, while holding the connector down.

    Anyone ever tried this?
     
  2. FAST6191

    FAST6191 Techromancer

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    Nov 21, 2005
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    The steel stuff may be conductive so be aware of that. Normal epoxy resin should not be hard to find though; they sell reasonable size tubes in pound shops here.

    But yes you can use material to try to achieve increased strength of some flavour. I doubt it will work all that well for a straight connector. Something like this happens, and replacing the connector is not viable, and I will tend to throw wires somewhere else and make the connection a permanent one.
     
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