Re: Help! I need sombody!

From: Jo Even Skarstein <>
Date: Tue, 17 Feb 1998 18:21:34 +0000 (/etc/localtime)

On Tue, 17 Feb 1998, Joerg Hohwiller wrote:

> But as I got bored, I decided to install the switch as explained on the
> Homepage of ... (sorry I forgot the name, but you know it).

Probably my homepage, but the switch is designed by Geir Oyvind Vaelidalo
(he doesn't have a homepage yet).

> way of pure optimistics I had hotglued everything. As I removed it to have
> a look at pad 17, I broke off pin 17 completely :((((

Oops... A bit tricky, but it's not impossible to fix. This is how Geir
Oyvind did it:

Take a piece of very thin wire, it has to be thin enough to fit into the
hole of the CPU where pin 17 once were. Apply some solder to the end of
it, and bend it so it forms a little "hook".

Glue it to the top of the CPU so the little hook is pressed against the
point where pin 17 broke off. Now heat the "hook" with the soldering-iron
and you have contact :-) Connect the other end of the wire to ground and
your Falcon works again.

Geir Oyvind can probably fill in the details, he has done this several
times ;-)

> I still dont know what was the problem - maybe the CPU died while
> soldering (I used a 7 Watt soldering-gadget (dont know the word))

Highly unlikely, don't worry about that.

> an other problem could be that the relais produced a to high voltage when
> it was turned off. I have heard of those problems, but I did not care

You mean that they produced spikes that possibly killed something? Maybe,
but I really don't think this is a problem. What kind of relays do you

> What about removing the whole CPU?

Not recommended ;-)

** Jo Even Skarstein
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