What the heck is this on the modchip

I *think* I killed the mod I bought from gamegizmo too... :
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racketboy

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Well I ended up selling my "broken" saturn to mal

(and my mod chip to somebody on another board)

Apparently Mal got the thing to work with little trouble.

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How'd ya do it, Mal?
 

mal

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All I had to do was scrape away the small amount of excess solder that was joining two of the ICs legs.
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racketboy

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Originally posted by mal@Apr 16, 2003 @ 01:19 AM

All I had to do was scrape away the small amount of excess solder that was joining two of the ICs legs.
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that's what I figured <_<

I'm glad it worked for ya
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racketboy

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Originally posted by mal@Apr 16, 2003 @ 05:04 PM

I just wish we could have sorted it out for you in the first place.
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well we tried getting the excess solder off, but didn't have much luck apparently

you just have the skill I guess
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WAY too late - but:

the same just happened here - so heres my guess for this problem:

I also was solderiing my Chip to the CD-Board... and... this specific leg you have to attach the cable to has a 2-3milimeter circuit path to the next contact on the board...

happened here that I destroyed the circuit path where the IC leg normally is soldered to..

took me a while to figure it out...

solution.. get a sharp small knife and scrape off the green cover from the rest of the circuit path. Now get a SMALL piece of wire (maybe solderi only will also do) - before you cut the wire glaze it with solder. Take tweezers, bring the wire into position and solder it into the gap.

my advantage... I have small SMD-soldering iron :p - too bad I didnt use it in the first place :(
 
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