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Discussion in 'General Electronics Discussion' started by josesaucedo, Nov 10, 2010.

  1. josesaucedo

    josesaucedo

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    Good morning folks. Im new in this forum as well in this field. Im electrician and have to tell that I dont know that much about electronics, just the basic class I took in college as part of my electrician program. Anyway, I have a question about soldering. I have an amplifier that I needed to change a pot, so I got a newone and changed it out, but the amplifier did not work. Is it possible I damaged the pot with the heat of my soldering iron? thats basically my question. Thank you.
     
  2. carebare47

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    Might be worth checking if any of the contacts on the board have broken. And what wattage/temperature is your soldering iron? It is possible to have damaged the potentiometer with too much heat, I recommend checking it with a multimeter.

    =)
     
  3. (*steve*)

    (*steve*) ¡sǝpodᴉʇuɐ ǝɥʇ ɹɐǝɥd Moderator

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    If you can give us a picture of your work and describe the symptoms both before and after your attempted fix, we may be able to suggest something more.
     
  4. josesaucedo

    josesaucedo

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    Thank you.
    I have attached a picture of the board I changed the pot from. The pot in the black border shape and also I was thinking about the other component in the red shape that I might had damaged that too with the soldering iron.

    Thank you again.
     

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  5. carebare47

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    Could you tell us the temperature/wattage of your soldering iron?
     
  6. (*steve*)

    (*steve*) ¡sǝpodᴉʇuɐ ǝɥʇ ɹɐǝɥd Moderator

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    More important might be to see the other side of the board.

    Let's see the soldering :)
     
  7. Resqueline

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    Yeah, a nice clear closeup, and also of the old pot(s) you took out (if you haven't thrown it away already). Might be some clues there too.
     
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