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    *****ing keyboard...anyone ideas??


    I am trying to solder wires onto this to make my own keyboard but the solder will not stick to the board...any ideas of how or what else I can do to get wires to stay on the board?

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    No idea =)

    ...nope, can't help ya, but that's bloody awesome! Gonna make your own keyboard? Sweeeetness. Send me a pic when you're done!
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    I did the same thing for my Mame machine. If you trace the pads(the ones the solder wont stick too) back to the pins on the chip and use cat5 solid core wire you can solder wires to it. Or you can use a razor blade and scrape off the black coating covering the pads to expose the coper under them and solder to wires to it. Hope this helps.
    Steve

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    Just use some sand paper so the solder can get a grip on the metal. Remember to use plenty of flux as well.
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    LOL. How about learning how to solder? Just kidding...

    You will need to remove the protective coating applied during manufacture. Fine sand paper works well, and there are also commercial electroncis laquer thinners you can use.
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    htere's metal under there ?
    cool , i had the same prob and i tried to solder the wires on the board but it was so confusing that i gave it up
    guess i can start over
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    I tried to accomplish this.
    I was gonna use a big joysitck I have from a pac-man machine. up and down a song, and pause and play.
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    I tried to solder leads to a keypad I have where the pins are about .5mm apart.. My dexterity and eyes are poor enough as it is.. when you add in my less than renouned soldering skills you end up with "Dude, I'll give you $20 if you can solder this for me"

    Medical conditions can be a ******.. When my hands are a little more steady usually try to cease the opportunity to do my soldering work which leads to being up till four in the morning (see signature (the one who never sleeps) )
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    guess mommy was right

    well, I guess mom was right when she said you can do anything if you put your mind to it. I sat down today for an hour and finished what I could not do one of the other day thanks to you guys input.

    Now I have my keyboard set up to attach my custom buttons!

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