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can i use one gauge thicker wire to reconnect my mp3 player

by leewkiii / March 13, 2015 8:13 AM PDT

am trying to reconnect my mp3 players battery had to disconnect to reboot my hardware and the wires were not long enough after cutting. cannot find the correct gauge but have found some telephone wire that is about one gauge thicker but it is a single strand instead of braided wire can i use this or will it not work?

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(NT) Given how electrons flow, should be fine.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 13, 2015 9:32 AM PDT
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thanks
by leewkiii / March 13, 2015 12:07 PM PDT

one more question if you can answer one half of the part of the battery that is made of the same stuff motherboards is made of came undone and i can't seem to get to go back with soder is there any thing else used to connect them?

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 13, 2015 12:14 PM PDT
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I can't decode your new question. But wire is wire. For over a century one has been able to use the next size up wire. I'm sure there are folk new to electrical things that worry about this.
Bob

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not about wire but about the little thing attached to the li
by leewkiii / March 13, 2015 2:07 PM PDT
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but about the little thing attached to the lithium ion battery. it is were the wires attach to the battery it is made from the same stuff that circuit boards sre made from but it is attached at both ends to the battery by what looks like a small piece of metal. cant figure out how to reatach one end to the circuit board material.

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 13, 2015 4:14 PM PDT

But since I don't have your player my thought is either you compare it to a working model or find service manuals. For iPods there are many YOUTUBE VIDEOS on disassembly if you forget where a wire went.

If you lifted off some metal from a PCB than there are videos on PCB repair. There is a grey area here. I've used small wire bits, solder and even epoxy to repair such damage.
Bob

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sounds good
by leewkiii / March 13, 2015 5:45 PM PDT
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i also found replacement batterries on amazon for 5 bucks so will most likely go that way

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