Power VCC pad on Helder's board hanging on for dear life

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Power VCC pad on Helder's board hanging on for dear life

Post by Nazzlantern » Sat Aug 12, 2017 7:35 am

So I was coming along to one of the final hurdles in the project and my clumsy self made this happen:
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I've nearly completely stripped off the vcc/power test pad on Helder's board that connect the 2 red wires on the build (one 26 gauge wire from the power switch, one 30 gauge from the usb sound board) - as said in the title the pad appears to just be hanging on. You can see in the background with the 2.4inch screen, the project still powers on just fine. It can even play games with the sound in this state.

Is there any decent way to repair this pad? I'm no electronics expert, but can I superglue the pad back to the pcb seeing as continuity still seems to be present and power is going through? Will superglue play nicely With everything going on with the board?

Also, will any potential repairwork still allow for me to upgrade to Helder's new charge board when it becomes available?

Here's hoping you guys can aid my silly self out here :?

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Re: Power VCC pad on Helder's board hanging on for dear life

Post by Helder » Sat Aug 12, 2017 1:16 pm

You can glue it back if you want or simply solder the 2 wires to the GPIO on the Pi itself.
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Re: Power VCC pad on Helder's board hanging on for dear life

Post by Nazzlantern » Sat Aug 12, 2017 5:07 pm

Thank you!

I went for the glueing option - I also noticed how the traces coming off the pad actually looked really nice and sturdy (I guess it helps idiot proof against mistakes like mine). The project remains fully functional. I look forward to fitting that battery monitor upgrade in due course.

Cheers for all the time and energy you've put towards all those custom pcbs as well as the invaluable help you've offered on the forums - It's fully appreciated!

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