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by exodus
Thu Aug 10, 2017 7:56 am
Forum: Support (mintyPi)
Topic: USB speaker desoldering best practices
Replies: 15
Views: 5129

Re: USB speaker desoldering best practices

Lphillimore wrote:
Thu Aug 10, 2017 1:34 am
If you do rip a USB pad, Helders provided the schematic of this Soundcard where your wire needs to go.
Oh, if anyone can find and link that post here that would be great.
by exodus
Wed Aug 09, 2017 9:39 pm
Forum: Support (mintyPi)
Topic: USB speaker desoldering best practices
Replies: 15
Views: 5129

Re: USB speaker desoldering best practices

Thanks for the idea. Btw, can't we just snip the headphone jack clean off (I'll have to revisit Wermy's guide)
by exodus
Wed Aug 09, 2017 9:48 am
Forum: Support (mintyPi)
Topic: USB speaker desoldering best practices
Replies: 15
Views: 5129

Re: USB speaker desoldering best practices

these USB sound cards are absolute garbage. the copper is bonded to the board with wishes and unicorn farts. I amazingly only managed to lose one un-important (the one not connected to a trace) ring on the crystal and all my pads are in tact but it took a lot of care to not destroy it as so many me...
by exodus
Wed Aug 09, 2017 9:48 am
Forum: Support (mintyPi)
Topic: USB speaker desoldering best practices
Replies: 15
Views: 5129

Re: USB speaker desoldering best practices

Helder wrote:
Wed Aug 09, 2017 1:29 am
Get one of these
http://m.ebay.com/itm/Compact-Grounded- ... nav=SEARCH
It's a great way to remove solder from these things easy and mess free.
Thanks Helder, I'll give that one a try.
by exodus
Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:28 pm
Forum: Support (mintyPi)
Topic: USB speaker desoldering best practices
Replies: 15
Views: 5129

USB speaker desoldering best practices

Hi, I went to work on my USB speaker (the type suggested in Wermys guide). First one I was a little too aggressive and completely ripped off a USB pad. Drat. First piece of garbage. My spare speaker I was able to pull off the USB connector without issue (small cheer). I then began warming up the cry...
by exodus
Tue Aug 01, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: Archived/Completed Sales
Topic: WINNER ANNOUNCED! [POLL] - Signed mintyPi Giveaway
Replies: 153
Views: 43751

Re: [POLL] - Signed mintyPi Giveaway - UPDATE

Donated and signed up for all social media :)
by exodus
Tue Jul 25, 2017 8:40 pm
Forum: General Chat (mintyPi)
Topic: Protecting the outside of the tin
Replies: 19
Views: 4359

Re: Protecting the outside of the tin

Anyone here want to start sewing?? :-)
by exodus
Tue Jul 25, 2017 8:35 pm
Forum: Support (mintyPi)
Topic: Help me
Replies: 15
Views: 3795

Re: Help me

As I've stated, and wermy as well, you're dealing with a device that uses a lithium ion battery. Lion batteries have a tendency to start fires and explode if not properly handled. If you're curious YouTube some videos where people short batteries out to show the destructive power these things have ...
by exodus
Tue Jul 18, 2017 3:23 pm
Forum: Show-off Corner (mintyPi)
Topic: [WIP] MintyPi build from exodus
Replies: 8
Views: 3695

Re: [WIP] MintyPi build from ClonemyPi

Mod team, can we please move this topic to mintypi show off corner? thanks
by exodus
Mon Jul 17, 2017 7:33 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Forum restructuring
Replies: 23
Views: 9641

Re: Forum restructuring

A few ideas: It might be helpful to have project specific material runs in the sub forum to their particular project. And/or link to the store site if applicable to reduce the "where to buy" single threads. A newbie forum has proved useful on other sites with general guidelines, links to useful (pin...