|06-17-2012, 04:33 PM||#91|
Rides a dirty bike
Joined: Jun 2008
I found and followed this thread a couple of years back - but I didn't keep up with turning the unit on, and the replacement battery died.
So I got another battery, opened the unit up, warmed up the soldering iron, clipped the top lead off the battery, held the battery with tweezers while heating up the lower lead - no problem. Then I held the other lead with tweezers while heating it, and again, off it comes. Except:
It brought the pad up with it! Crap. So, I can still see the trace that went to the pad, and the "plate thru". What's the best approach for connecting? I can glue down a foil replacement pad - but then I have to connect to the trace and the battery tab. Would it be better to solder a wire to the trace? Metallic glue? I don't want to kludge it too bad - or at least no worse than it is currently.
Thanks for any help.
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