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post #451 of 979
ok, so I went out to radioshack and got some deoxIt Gold and some silver solder.

A $19.70 purchase.

I hope I didn't just squander that money.

brb
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post #452 of 979
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I use flux, yes.

I don't want to rinse the card and tempt oxidation. I don't trust myself THAT much hehe..
If you used flux, you have to clean it because the left-over flux oxidies itself. And it may be bad for the card.
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post #453 of 979
Fail.

$20 down the drain
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post #454 of 979
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If you used flux, you have to clean it because the left-over flux oxidies itself. And it may be bad for the card.
I will take that into consideration with my card revamp.

thanks rep +
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post #455 of 979
make sure you guys are getting rosin core solder. It has flux right in it. If you want to skip the cleaning just buy Keter's no-clean blend
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make sure you guys are getting rosin core solder. It has flux right in it. If you want to skip the cleaning just buy Keter's no-clean blend
Yes, I was using rosin core before. Now I purchased silver solder and I am going to use flux along with it.

Apparently the deoxit gold DID NOT work. I may have to buy some caps off of you, soloz2. If you have any.

I hope that will fix it...
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post #457 of 979
Speaking with soloz2 about the situation (he is too helpful ) we finally figured out it was the shorted coupling caps that were causing this issue. I desoldered them and my scratchy sound is all gone.

Now, I am only left with an issue of my sound being too soft. I have my Promedia's set on full blast and it is barely enough for me to hear an instant message come in.

I may end up replacing the caps, they may be damaged.

I'd still call this good news though
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post #458 of 979
Cool. I know those caps are trouble-some.
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post #459 of 979
Yah, hopefully all that happened when I shorted them out is that I screwed em up or something. I sure hope no other components got permanently messed up because of that.
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post #460 of 979
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Originally Posted by D3DAiM View Post
Speaking with soloz2 about the situation (he is too helpful ) we finally figured out it was the shorted coupling caps that were causing this issue. I desoldered them and my scratchy sound is all gone.

Now, I am only left with an issue of my sound being too soft. I have my Promedia's set on full blast and it is barely enough for me to hear an instant message come in.

I may end up replacing the caps, they may be damaged.

I'd still call this good news though
dude! good to hear... get the caps replaced... I mean it is supposed to help anyways and you are mr. modificator after all... I mean it is just up ur alley... lol

and till then I can claim to have a better card than yours so just to shut me up you know
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