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Old 09-26-2011, 11:26 PM #1
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Default Micro Flex Drive Help

So when i was soldering the positive wire to the diode i necked this thing and completely unsoldered it from the board i think its a resistor im just trying to confirm that.
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SO -- do you have a picture?
I hope you are using the small silicone insulated wire sold around here.
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Default Re: Micro Flex Drive Help

You un-soldered the smallest component on the board correct ?
the one in the corner of the board right next to the + diode connection's pad.

That is a capacitor and if you apply power with out there something could die
including the laser diode, or nothing could happen, best not to gamble.

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good advice pyro

jake you need that cap because it buffers out current spikes that could damage you diode

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Default Re: Micro Flex Drive Help

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You un-soldered the smallest component on the board correct ?
the one in the corner of the board right next to the + diode connection's pad.

That is a capacitor and if you apply power with out there something could die
including the laser diode, or nothing could happen, best not to gamble.

If you send that board to me I will fix it for you, please PM me.
I'm good enough in soldering that i can do it i was just wondering the which way it goes.
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