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    Default Fixing SNES pcb?

    I removed a rom from a SNES cart and the metal(?) piece around 2 off the holes came off. Can somebody tell me the best way to fix this.

    http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g1...ames/holes.jpg

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    It's the solder pads. When this happens, it's because you used too much heat..

    I don't know of a way to fix it, sorry.

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    You could use a cutting knife to scratch some of the protective layer from the traces that are left and solder there. The joint will be weaker but I think that's your only option right now.

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    Same as above....scratch the paths left of the two broken traces and you can also use and connect a small piece of jumper wire from the scraped traces to the pins...
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    Or instead of scratching the traces, you can follow the trace and solder a wire from the pin to the other pad it connects to.
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    Hello,

    Thanks for the replies and suggestions! I used jb143 idea and it fixed the problem with my Super Mario All Stars/Super Mario World cartridge I talked about in this tread.

    http://www.digitpress.com/forum/showthread.php?t=117792

    I'm gonna write it up in my blog when I get some more free time.

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    So, you replaced the SRAM chip and that worked? I might try it with the Super Metroid cart. Thanks for the heads up.

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    I tried replacing the SRAM chip and that did not work. The problem was 2 bad solder connections going from P1 to P0. Have you done a continuity test on all points yet?

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