reports of the success of others with similar mods, I opened up my unmodded
Pro46. No problem. Managed to oppen the case, separate the boards, desolder
the shield without melting it. Found the diodes marked 000 (God theyre small!).
No real trouble up to that point. Figured that taking the little 000 diode
(for the uninitiated about the size of a small ant, and just about as easy
to work with). Well, I found what I believed to be the correct solder pad,
and attempted to solder my diode to it. Had a little difficulty there.
In fact I think that it _might_ have been easier to actually solder a small
ant in place that that diode!
I seem to have very slightly moved the solderpad out of its original position
tho not so far as to be off of the traces. Finally I got the diode to stay on
the pad. When I put the scanner back together, it still worked, but was in no
way modified. Oh I neglected to mention above that I did in fact solder the
diode to the pad. (tho i dont know how well I soldered it)
Two questions: How do you Solder such tiny components, and
Did Moving the solder pad (ever so slightly) my problem?
The former question brings to mind a third, if I did move the solderpad
off of the traces, is it possible to get it back?
Any help with this prediciment would be greatly appreciated.