Ripped pad off when removing battery, iPod still good?
So I was trying to desolder the battery terminals and on the very last one, it pulled the pad off the board. Is the board still good? Can I just take the pad off the battery end and reapply it?
I have one that is missing in the middle and the other on the left. I was reading those links and it says something about scraping the green off. Do i scrape the dot off too? Would I just apply solder in the empty spot and tin the down side of the battery connections?
Cody, you are not the first person that this happens to. Here is my answer from a very similar question:" If the pad has been completely ripped off the board, the only options would be:
1) Find the trace the pad normally connects to, scrape off some lacquer and re-attach to a new point. or 2) Replace the whole board. You should be okay with attaching the cable to the race or the next point where the trace leads to. You need a good magnifying lamp, a steady hand and good equipment. You should also check on here http://www.ifixit.com/Answers/View/61241... " This is from here. Check this link for all the questions/answe
Attached an image to show where you can bridge the contact. Solder wicks are braided copper, so you are runing risk of unbraiding and shortcircuiting your contacts. Take a few copper strands of that and solder those to each other to thicken the strands, 4 to 5 strands would be plenty.
looks like you're lucky You still have the golden circle. All you need to do is solder the battery to the +/- Pads.
As for the broken pad.. Looking at your picture looks like it's the middle one.
There's a golden circle right underneath the missing pad. All you need to do is add some solder preferably fluxed, and attach a wire which you will be jumping to the middle pad on the battery (Basically connect the golden dot to the middle pad of the battery)
After that just cover it up with some tape and you'll be set.