Originally Posted by Orbis_Non_Sufficit
ohh i see, well thats a good start, now i know what capacitor to get.
but i am still confused on wheather it was accidentally snapped off, or if someone did try to have a go at resoldering it.
he did claim that it does still power up but of course no signal or connection can be seen because of that damage. but even so, can it still be repaired?
Looking at the close-up shot of the solder pads, it's my opinion that no one has tried to repair this yet. On the left pad, that thing that looks like a big pile of solder is actually the lead that broke off the cap and stayed on the pad. You will need to desolder that first.
The easiest way the put the new cap on is as follows;
1. clean the existing solder off the pads with a piece of solder wick cut to a chisel point.
2. reapply solder to each pad, being carefull not to apply too much heat.
3. dab a small amount of flux onto each pad and place the cap in the correct postion.
4. apply heat to each lead of the cap. the solder from the pad will flow onto the lead. It won't take much heat.