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degers

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Leg touch sensor
« on: April 22, 2014, 04:45:13 PM »

Hi Guys,

I think im going to need to solder one of my pleos leg touch sensor wires back in place as it's constantly lifting it.
Do any of you have a picture of the front leg skinned so I know which wire im looking for?

Also, will I need more solder, or will I be just able to remelt the solder thats there with a soldering iron?


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Re: Leg touch sensor
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2014, 09:54:33 PM »

without a camera at the moment but will have it back tonight so will take a photo for you of pickles leg she is a RB skinless.  I would think that it couldn't hurt to have new solder.  I used new solder every time I re soldered wires on my guys.
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Re: Leg touch sensor
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2014, 02:45:14 AM »

It's the solitary green wire that goes under the 'goop' at the bottom of the foil sensor patch.  Usually, the solder has come detached under said 'goop', I would get new solder, and just use the pointy bit of the soldering iron so you don't melt any plastic.  Good luck!

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Re: Leg touch sensor
« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2014, 04:17:55 PM »

Just wondering how you guys got the old solder back off?
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Re: Leg touch sensor
« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2014, 04:18:26 PM »

Also, did you guys bother unscrewing the screw thingy?
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Re: Leg touch sensor
« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2014, 07:10:09 PM »

I just used the tip of the hot soldering iron and gave it a gentle push and it came away.  :)  I can't remember completely but I don't think you need to undo any screws if the issue is just the touch sensor.
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Re: Leg touch sensor
« Reply #6 on: April 26, 2014, 05:48:22 AM »

I don't remember undoing any screws either, and as far as I remember any residual original solder just got fused in with the new when I applied the iron.

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