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4pin power cable for V2 repair question??....
« on: October 26, 2009, 09:00:48 PM »
I need to fix a 4pin XLR style RA power cable for my V2...  the hot(red) wire needs to be re-soldered.  I've never soldered before, but know it would be useful to know how to....  so I'm gonna try this myself before I ask someone qualified to do the repair for me  :P.  It seems like it should be simple enough....  but, does anyone have any suggestions or tips?  I'm gonna pick up a cheap soldering iron and solder from Radio Shack (hopefully).  Will a cheap iron do the trick?  I read somewhere that I should use a solder that contains 4% silver.  Gonna be a trial and error session for me, hopefully I don't kill anything.  Thanks!
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Re: 4pin power cable for V2 repair question??....
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2009, 10:39:02 AM »
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Re: 4pin power cable for V2 repair question??....
« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2009, 01:00:53 PM »
Not that I know anything about soldering, but lmgtfy: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soldering#Flux

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Re: 4pin power cable for V2 repair question??....
« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2009, 07:51:16 AM »
Soldering is not rocket science... I started doing it when I was a kid.  All I have is a cheap Weller iron from 25 years ago, and I've soldered together a hundred cables, trailer lights, car stereos, etc. and even a few circuit boards.

I'm sure flux is necessary at times, but I've never used it on electrical soldering.  I use it soldering plumbing, but that's a completely different deal.

The simple rules:
1) You could potentially dribble hot solder on your work surface, so if you are working on your wife's/mother's nice dining room table, find a scrap of wood to use as a placemat.

2) Heat the wires with the soldering iron and apply solder to the wires, not to the soldering iron.  Until the work gets hot the solder won't melt... eventually it will... once it starts to flow, hold the heat there for about 1 more second to allow it to flow evenly, then pull the iron away.

3) Sometimes you need 3 hands.   A pair of pliers and elastics works, or maybe a roach clip...
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Re: 4pin power cable for V2 repair question??....
« Reply #5 on: October 28, 2009, 11:56:08 AM »
3) Sometimes you need 3 hands.   A pair of pliers and elastics works, or maybe a roach clip...

Looks like we must've seen the same episode of McGyver eh?   :P

I got what I need and am gonna give it a go today....  I'll report back.  Thanks for the tips Joe!


edit:  Did it done it will do it again.  Thanks y'all!
« Last Edit: October 28, 2009, 02:33:14 PM by uncleyug »
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Re: 4pin power cable for V2 repair question??....
« Reply #6 on: October 28, 2009, 02:44:01 PM »
As my edit in the above post says.....  DONE.  Thanks fellas!!!
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Re: 4pin power cable for V2 repair question??....
« Reply #7 on: October 28, 2009, 03:37:27 PM »
i didn't want to be the one to say it would take longer for the iron to heat up, than to do the job.
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Re: 4pin power cable for V2 repair question??....
« Reply #8 on: October 28, 2009, 03:41:25 PM »
i didn't want to be the one to say it would take longer for the iron to heat up, than to do the job.
well done!

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