Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
OkayOkay

General wiring / hookup / how to superthread

Recommended Posts

Might be nice to have a thread for misc wiring / hookup / compatibility, etc questions. Like a small questions thread for supertech...

To start...I'm trying to hook up a Technics SL-1200MK3D turntable to an Onkyo TX-SR304 and don't have a specific spot for the ground wire. I'm an idiot with this kind of stuff...

The wire I'm trying to hook up:

img0484ad.jpg

and the options on the receiver:

img0485ky.jpg

img0486fs.jpg

img0487cm.jpg

I thought there would be a specific "ground" screw or connection, but I'm not seeing it?

Can I just loosed a chassis screw and hook up there?

I know...this is too simple and I should just know.

halp.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

okayokay

dont connect it to a chassis screw unless you want your receiver to melt. instead, connect it to some wood that is touching the floor. unless your floor is a carpet, which then all bets are off.

magnetic

soldering wires is alot messier than a pcb. i think a headphone is less than 6-layers so i would say don't go over 400C/700F and that it should take less than 10seconds (and no more than 15) to melt most solders. also the right flux can make the biggest difference---so shop around.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

this may be the wrong place for this but I didn't want to start an entirely new thread for this. Anyone have any suggestions for replacing a Blackberry screen? I just came up on one from a friend but the screen is cracked to shit. I know there are a few on amazon but they seem a bit sketch.

thanks

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

^i used www.missionrepair.com for my phone. their lifetime warranty came in handy when i cracked the screen a 2nd time.

but i found them thru google so im sure there are others. plus it might be cheaper to just get a new phone

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

ah didn't see someone actually replied to me!

i managed fine in the end, though i still have no idea about flux and that - just copped the cheapest off ebay. I think it shows, that or i'm really crap at it (naturally), because tinning didn't really do anything but make the tip of the iron darker and smokey :eek:

I will say, it makes you want to solder more things though.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

okayokay if you have any steam pipes in your place, you can solder a longer wire to that forked connected and ground to your steam pipe. that's what I did.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

okayokay

I could be wrong here as it could be for grounding something other than a turntable, but there is a 'ground' symbol pointing into the AM antenna slot. Can you try sticking the ground wire into one of those slots/ doing what blm14 said and soldering a bit of wire onto the ground wire and then putting that into that slot.

Edited by mnkey

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

thanks for the replies everyone, way appreciated.

Is anyone using Miro yet? http://www.getmiro.com/ It seems like BitTorrent isn't working with PirateBay anymore, and they recommended Miro. I downloaded an album through PirateBay and it shows up in my Miro library, but when I try to play the album it just advances through and plays the next song in my library (which I imported from my computer).

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

  • Luisa via Roma (US)
    Privilege Program