QUOTE(pelrun @ Mar 16 2007, 03:32 AM)
The SMD soldering is easy. Putting the Z back together is the hard part.
Really for me opening and closing the C860, without leaving trace, is no big deal at all.
I've taken pictures and will put up a "tips n trics to opening Z Cxx0 without leaving trace" on my site. I've done it, for other reasons, on my C 760 and the case is the same (appart the colors). For me the nightmare is desoldering/soldering those 1.6x0.8 mm midgets ... so close to the other components too !!!
People are telling me that I can slide paper underneath the side I'm desoldeting. I'm unsure if it will work because the paper wil get partially burned with the heat and will become very fragile ... but I will try ... and make tests on scrap hardware first.
Any other tips and tricks for smd soldering/desoldering are wellcome.
I don't know what the risk is for using a lower-specced fuse; it may still do the job fine, and it's better than never getting it fixed at all.
Thanks to all the help comunity has given me I have confirmation that koaspeer will ship me free samples of the correct rating fuses ... just waiting for them to arrive
I just opt for NOT reversing the polarity on my Z ever again; I've always got the time to test an unknown supply even when I don't
It was not a matter of testing in my case:
I share the tip of a reversable polarity power supply with my extra external battery pack.
One day I just clumsily plugget the tip upside-down ... and there you go ...