Help me fix my audio decoder
The pin in circle 1 has been loose for a while and a rubber band around the plug is no longer doing the trick. I know how to solder and I have basic tools but the plate I'm guessing the connecting pin is actually supposed to be soldered to is loose.
If this is not easily fixable my idea is to simply put a ½cm wire between the pin and the capacitor (circle 2) but I'm not sure how to follow the lines. Is it just connected to the right one, both, or does it actually just run past to something else?
English isn't my first language so apologies if I'm not too hype on the technical terms.
>knows what a capacitor is
>doesn't know how to follow traces on a PCB
get whoever told you what a capacitor was to show you what traces look like
then get an adult to do the dangerous soldering
Of course, you can skip the wire. Just use a sharp blade to scrape some of the green solder resist off of the trace (revealing copper) then solder the pin in question directly to the trace.
That's true, but I've already attached the wire and it's working! Also, this won't give in to stress.
Now I just have to do the same with the rest of the connectors, or get some hot glue.
>The dark lines are the sides of one trace and not two separate traces, right?
at that point i think you are just trolling, but nevermind.
In this case, you have a "lifted pad". Like someone already said, solder a solid piece of wire from the circled area to the left pin (next to your 2). This will eliminate the need of the whole trace from the circle to 2 and will provide solid connection between them.
Just make sure (with a multimeter) you didn't bridge any connections before powering your audio amplified dildo for the first time after the repair.