How to: solder the microphone and where.

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  1. SkaterGOD/DOOD23

    SkaterGOD/DOOD23 New Member

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    So how do you pop the thing off of R14? Just use a needle? And can you wrap the whole unit up in electrical tape after so nothing breaks?
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    Can't you re-wrap it in the original plastic cover it came with? Does the jumper really give it such different dimensions?
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    First off i hope you did not take off R14 as you said in your post; to answer your question: I used a pair of pliers to take out R24. I guess you could use electrical tape to wrap it up, but I do not know as I am fine with the mic as it is(and I have never wrapped up the mic)..
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    For some reason the solder was not sticking to the chip. Because I kept trying to solder it, I ended up burning the chip. I put the chip back in the mic casing and glued the inside of the case so it wouldn't come apart, then i took it back to wall mart, got my money back and got a new mic. hehe.

    Do you have any advice when soldering it? I just could not get the solder to stay for the life of me.
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    Ok well I think I have the hang of this. I'm gonna go to Wal-Mart to buy a new car battery and see if they have one of these mics. What section were they in, by the way?

    So here's how I think I'm going to do it:

    -Buy a new tip for solder gun
    -Pluck off R24 resister
    -Solder small wire from left end of R24 to right end of C16.
    -Put plastic case back on mic
    -PROFIT
  7. e.mann30

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    To solder

    You have to use a little iron rosin core to solder to metal parts together. Other than that you will burn the chip. It looks like a wire stem. What you do is hold the iron rosin core to the tip of the place you want to solder , place the solder gun to the tip of the iron rosin core , then it melts ( or solders ) the iron rosin core to the part you want to connect. Trust me I've done this plenty of times.
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    Hey, man thanks for the tips. I'm going to try again today.
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    You see, I haven't done this and won't for a while... but.. I've got a tip.

    Whatever you do, DON'T USE A COLD HEAT SOLDER. That is the worst solder invented by mankind. It's very unstable; the temperature just rises and lowers, rises and lowers. There's NO CONTROL over the temperature!!! I repeat, it is the worst solder ever invented by man. Using it will only ruin your projects!

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