1. AC Question's Avatar
    My S4 was having the power button problem where it'd only boot up to the Samsung welcome screen, and then the screen would remain black. So I bought a replacement button, and I tried desoldering the old one in order to replace it with the new button. However, I got some solder on the gold strip running around the PCB.

    Is there any way to remove the solder? Does it even effect the PCB?
    04-19-2016 06:27 PM
  2. spagman's Avatar
    If the gold strip you're talking about is the thicker ground track /rail then a little solder will not harm it as long as it's not bridging and shorting other pads /components.

    DO THIS AT YOUR OWN RISK :

    If you want to remove it you need a very fine braid desoldering wick 2mm.. And a small chisel soldering tip.. Also Flux the solder on the board and the wick itself.
    04-19-2016 08:44 PM

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