|I have recently desided to add the Cooling Resistor to my Q16 to help the cooling and stabilize the IOpener at 300Mhz or more.|
Unfortunately when I was adding the cooling resistor (that i bought from badflash), I snapped the original Q16. So I ordered a replacement Q16 from badflash. I was unable to remove the original Q16 from the location, but I took its legs off of the pads. I then used wires to run to the new Q16 and the cooling resistor.
Now, the situation is, when I turn on the IOpener, a few seconds later the new Q16 heats up SO MUCH, that the solder I used to connect the wires to the chip, melts, effectively unsoldering all my wires :(
Now, I need you guys to help me.
1. I think I need to remove the original Q16 completely, but how do I get it off of the board? It just seems to be stuck no matter how much i heat up the base of it.
2. Why would the new Q16 heat up so much?
3. Has anyone else done this mod and have suggestions?
Thanks in advance!