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  1. almared

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    Hi all, so while working on a broken usb jack on my laptop I managed to break this black part with a white circle on it and which I'm having a hard time identifying.

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    The component is located on an audio board which also has three USBs on.

    PLZ if you have a clue of what it is let me know,,, thanks all!!
     
  2. jpanhalt

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    A zero ohm resistor. They can be used like jumpers.

    John
     
  3. almared

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    Thanks for your reply, since they are zero and are used like jumpers, can I just use a small wire to connect the two links?
     
  4. jpanhalt

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    Why not?

    John
     
  5. almared

    almared

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    I hope you're not joking Johan because I have no idea about electronics and I'm actually going to try it if you think it would work.
     
  6. jpanhalt

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    YES, it will work.

    However, it can be a bit more difficult to solder small pieces of wire compared to soldering SMD "0" ohm resistors. Although you do not give a scale for comparison, I suspect those may be the 805 size of SMD. If you measure the length, we can tell you for sure.

    John
     
  7. (*steve*)

    (*steve*) ¡sǝpodᴉʇuɐ ǝɥʇ ɹɐǝɥd Moderator

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    Confirm by measuring some others and check that they are all shorts.
     
  8. (*steve*)

    (*steve*) ¡sǝpodᴉʇuɐ ǝɥʇ ɹɐǝɥd Moderator

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    If you're going to use small lengths of tinned wire, bend them into a U shape, then take the tops of the U and bend them at right angles.

    Make sure there's a little solder on the pad, then hold the wire in a pair of fine nose pliers whilst soldering one end, then the other.
     
  9. almared

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    Thanks to all of you for the great help! It actually worked and I managed to get the sound back working and I also replaced the broken usb. The soldering didn't come out so nice but who cares. I have taken some pictures and will post here tomorrow cuz I'm dead tired and feel i need to sleep. Btw the old resistor came off the board cuz i spelled some solder over it and it was a big chunk and my soldering iron couldn't melt it so I pulled it off by a pair of clippers and that also pulled a thin wire up to a ln extremely small hole. I used an exacto knife to expose the copper then covered a thin wire with solder then heated the wire itself which immediately connected into the exposed copper... I had to try about three times to get it done correctly but worked perfectly at the end. Thanks again guys and wish there r more ppl like u who take the time to help others in need. Peace!
     
  10. (*steve*)

    (*steve*) ¡sǝpodᴉʇuɐ ǝɥʇ ɹɐǝɥd Moderator

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    Well done.

    Looking forward to the pictures.
     
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