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    • Did you lift a pad or lift a trace? Lifting a pad is generally pretty easy to get around. You can scrape a little of the solder mask off the trace (carefully) and bend the lead over to solder onto that, run a small piece of wire from trace to component lead (if it can't bend) or just run a wire to bypass the trace\pad entirely.    If you lifted an entire trace, that's a little more difficult and kind of an achievement on its own. In either case, try adding some liquid flux to the joints, adding new solder, adding a little more flux then using a vacuum desoldering gun to clean everything up. Once I got that done, I lift a lot less pads.   There're plenty of people in they bay area give or take (myself included) but man, I only trust myself to repair my own stuff, don't think my skills are up for other people's stuff.    [
    • If you have problem with caps in the future, read this : http://www.asterontech.com/Asterontech/next_cdrom_refurb.html But not sure the drive is the same for CD SC ad CD SC Plus... bibilit has done that on mine  and works great now, a vintage juke-box  
    • Aha! That's actually pretty obvious now that you say it. Thanks Bolle!    
    • Good idea, but the LC side is abundantly clear given the physical constraints and obvious orientation. Glad I'm not alone. I'm used to the rows flip flopping between PDS and Passthru thruholes and again from component side to solder side. This is the first time I've mucked anything up this badly as far as prototyping goes, but the stuff I've done IRL is not to be believed!   I'm liking the key pasteup I did for buzzing the address lines for you, shoulda' come up with that one ages ago.
    • Grab an LC logicboard to actually verify things. I get this stuff mixed up all the time swapping rows and columns.     Siome of the DIN connectors that come with the built in library in Eagle for example have rows swapped. You would think that A meets A, B meets B and C meets C when male and female plug into each other. Well, no  Not in all cases at least. Took some time looking at cards and logicboards and what happens when they plug together  until I got my own little library of connectors that fit the way like things are described in Apples documentation.
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