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  • CharlesZ8 commented on MrQuiffster's instructable How to make a Macbook Tablet9 months ago
    How to make a Macbook Tablet

    Hi there!I realize it's been a long time since you posted this Instructable, but I'm hoping you can help me with some issues I'm facing as I try to work this out. How did you manage to solder those tiny wires to those even tinier pins for the power connector? I tried and tried (I'm very new to soldering) and got so frustrated because there was just too much solder and then the pins wouldn't fit into the connector piece, so I resorted to using the connector as a base to hold the pins (thus partially melting the plastic in the soldering process). Should I scrap this now and try to find a replacement connector? And when you chose wires from a stripped USB, did they have to be black for ground and white for power? Or will any of the different color wires work? I have more questions but I'll...see more »Hi there!I realize it's been a long time since you posted this Instructable, but I'm hoping you can help me with some issues I'm facing as I try to work this out. How did you manage to solder those tiny wires to those even tinier pins for the power connector? I tried and tried (I'm very new to soldering) and got so frustrated because there was just too much solder and then the pins wouldn't fit into the connector piece, so I resorted to using the connector as a base to hold the pins (thus partially melting the plastic in the soldering process). Should I scrap this now and try to find a replacement connector? And when you chose wires from a stripped USB, did they have to be black for ground and white for power? Or will any of the different color wires work? I have more questions but I'll start with these. I really appreciate the help!

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