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What did I do to my CMOY?

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I just finished my first DIY project. I bought the JDS Labs Cmoy BB v2.03r. the good news is it works well and sounds great. The bad news is I've realized I installed a regulator backwards, position U4. I didn't match up the flat side of the regulator to the picture on the board. so the center leg is in the right spot but the other two are swapped.

I have not yet used a rechargeable battery, nor have I attempted to plug in a power supply, seeing as I don't have one. My question is... are these things directional? And will I damage the CMOY if I attempt to plug it in?

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Originally Posted by mchriste21 View Post
My question is... are these things directional? And will I damage the CMOY if I attempt to plug it in?


Yes and yes.

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Duly noted. Thanks for the reply. any tips on getting it out? I work with some electronics tech's and they loaned me a high quality soldering iron, and a roll of solder wick. I had no luck at all with the wick though...I don't think my technique is right.

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Soldering tutorials. (Including desoldering.)

 

If this is a 50 cent regulator, I'd just cut it off the board, desolder the pins individually, and buy another.

 

(Or pull another from the bin, because you're building a collection of parts now, right?. :beyersmile:)

 

If this regulator is expensive enough to be worth saving, I'd use the solder blob method.

 

(Don't ask me what that is, watch the videos.)

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