Originally Posted by Hueristic
One step at a time. If you find a short we will fix that first and if you find a open we will address that second. For a short you will just have to clean around the pin that is being shorted (It will be copper that you smooshed(technically speaking
) onto the back side of a pin. so you can just clear the connection with a pin or exacto blade. For a open you will have to tin the area to repair the connection. That will take a steady hand and possibly a few tries as solder balls up larger than the area you will be working on. that is why you will only be tinning as opposed to soldering. Tinning is just a light coat of solder. You should do it to your iron before using it as a matter of
That sounds excellent, and I really appreciate you walking me through the process! REP for you.........So it sounds like I will need to have my damaged 170 and my good 180 on the counter side by side and a continuity tester. I'll have to remove the 180 and install my 3700+ while we are working on that project. Sometime in the next couple of days I will be ready to begin.
Right now I am working on trying to partition my sata drive. I just reformatted and reinstalled xp pro, but apparently I missed the part where I was supposed to make the partitions because all I have is C: (250GB)
I want to use 40GB for the OS partition, and the remainder for everything else. I want to get it partitioned before I install anything and I don't really know what the easiest solution is going to be. Someone tell me what I should do please. I tried d/l acronis disk doctor free trial and it won't let me create a 200GB partition. I don't want to keep trying stuff that isn't going to work. Thanks again guys!
EDIT: nevermind, I am going to just wipe it out and reinstall it correctly, I just don't see where I create more than 1 partition. SETUP offers me 232GB space and an 8GB unpartitioned space and that's all? What am I missing?Edited by ny_driver - 1/25/10 at 5:09pm