Congratulations on not given up and bringing the big 40 back to life! You point out a problem for people using this thread for a repair like this, you must have a proper soldering technique. The best way I found to check your work is with a magnifying glass and a very bright light. Another tip would be to take a close up pic before you start to see if you have added any solder to places that shouldn't have it, I found that out the hard way. Another tip is to use very thin solder, I was using solder I had for over 30 years and it was too thick for this job, which lead to some of my problems. And one last tip is when you use the braid cut the end at an angle , that will allow you to get it into the socket hole to get all the solder out the first time. I'll say it again , this is a pretty simple repair as long as you use the right stuff and technique, and take your time.
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5/5/10 at 2:58pm