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I am going to replace the battery in a Palm TX. Do you think it would be ok that rather than solder it to the motherboard (as it is OEM), I instead cut the wires from the motherboard and solder these wires with the new battery wires instead? If not, any soldering tips if I have to solder to the motherboard?

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  • Steve Engberg Jul 07, 2010

    Very helpful - Thanks

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Hi, as long as you have enough exposed wire to solder to and from you should have no problems, but one thing to remember is your going to need to insulate the wires so they dont touch each other or anything else causing a short, as long as you have enough wire and the solder holds it will work just the same so you should have no problems doing it that way.

making sure its insulated how ever is the most important part so if you have some insulating tape you could use that how ever space is limited so use sparingly, as for soldering to the board itself this would be more difficult as you need to remove the old solder without causing the board to over heat and the same when soldering the wires to the board, using a basic soldering kit would not be safe enough to use on the board without causing over heating, so if you have never done circuit board soldering before then its best you not attempt to do this as its to easy to cause damage due to over heating.

let me know how you get on or if you need further assistance ok

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  • paul proctor Jul 07, 2010

    no problem mate, give me a shout back if you come across any problems ok.

    let me know how you get on


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