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Old 04-24-2011, 02:39 AM   #1
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clock spring dead



now thinking if i can re-solder it...
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Old 04-14-2013, 04:29 PM   #2
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im thinking of the same thing with my clock spring but got lost on how to wrap it back up and plug it in... did you figure it out eventuallty...
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Old 04-28-2013, 01:11 PM   #3
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yes i did successuly re-wrap it back after resolder.
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Old 04-28-2013, 01:24 PM   #4
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the clock spring was dead while i replace the steerling guibo/flex disc.
i was naughty and spin the steerling wheel in "infinite mode" and i heard a plastic crack noise inside the steerling section.
I lost all the steerling fucntions, radio, volume etc.

Here is how i fix the teared clock spring wires. (way back to 2011)
u will need soldering iron & flux.

torn apart.
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cut the broken section.
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scratch the plastic insulator, exposed the copper.
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gently put some solder on it.
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heat it up and melt together.
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solder done.
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here is how to rewrap the clock spring.
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I did place some silicon paste on the film wires.

good luck to yours.
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