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Positive pin broken on DVD diode. Salvagable?

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The positive pin on my removed DVD diode was weak and it eventually broke before I could solder a wire to the tip. The diode can still function when I hold the positive wire on the spot where the pin was. Is there some way that I can get stability and conductivity at that point so I can house the unit and continue my project?

Thank you for your input.
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Maybe if there is any amount of stub to wrap a fine wire around and soldering. A spot solder job is near impossible if just a tiny circular cross section of wire but i have seen it done once by a skilled individual. Maybe someone else might have a trick for it. Googling will probably get you some more ideas.
 
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Thank you for your input. Somehow I missed Googling it and was looking for an audio-visual example on YouTube which seems non-existent.

I don't think it is possible for me to solder something that small even if I were to use a playdough mold. I know that Aixiz sells a socket that can hold the pins. Since the holes on the socket appear slightly raised on the photograph, I was thinking that I might tear all the pins off of the diode and then glue the socket to the base with some thermal conductive glue or something. As long as the base is lined up with the socket, my little diode should get the nutrients it needs.

I was wondering if anyone else has thought of something similar. Is their anything wrong with this idea?

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This is a surefire way to short all the pins to the case, and kill the driver. The insulator around the isolated pins is almost microscopic. Even the tiniest dot of conductive glue is sure to spread across the insulator to the case. Same thing with trying to solder it.
I wouldn't try it, unless you just want to experience it and you have a cheap LM317 driver on-hand.

Really, tho, the diode is as good as dead.

-G




I know that Aixiz sells a socket that can hold the pins. Since the holes on the socket appear slightly raised on the photograph, I was thinking that I might tear all the pins off of the diode and then glue the socket to the base with some thermal conductive glue or something. As long as the base is lined up with the socket, my little diode should get the nutrients it needs.
Thanks,
 




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