Many of the soldered pcbs on this board have all been soldered with the wire being jointed directly to the front of the pcb.
leaving wires flying off the top of the board going in every which direction… (think medusa)
QUESTION… will the following work…
locate approriate button pad to joint
insert 1/4 striped wire from BACK of pcb
fold exposed wire 90 degrees across TOP of pcb on appropriate pad (L shape)
joint wire / pcb with a dab of solder
- result would be ~ 90% of wires hidden behind pcb. only soldered joints would be showing.
- cleaner look
- the “L” bend actually helps keep wire on board. making soldering easier ( i only have 2 hands)
exception to the power wire which will have to run across board.
start/select, and the lb/rb – but these are near edge of pcb, so these can be tucked away nicely
i’ve never soldered before… this is an idea. i need to know if my idea will work before i implement it.
im working on a dual pcb box (360 / ps3)
thoughts / critiques welcomed