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Old 06-28-2002, 08:46 PM
Ken300D Ken300D is offline
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Location: Northern Virginia
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What a mechanical nightmare! Those shiny copper-colored components are called "relays". "Ree" "Laaaaazzzze" You won't see them anywhere else in a control unit except if you visit space station MIR as a tourist!

So far, I've found one cracked solder joint on the smaller sub-board and one cold solder joint on the larger board. I can see where someone reworked a few of the joints previously - either a rework facility or a previous owner. I'm taking no chances - all solder joints are going to be reheated and touched up.

Now - what to do with those REE-LAAAAZZZZEE ? I'm kinda shakey on burnishing them with anything other than a business card or matchbook cover. I don't think you want to touch them with any kind of metal file (if you should have one that thin). Better to be gentle on their contact surfaces.
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