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Hey! I accidentally snapped a copper wire in one of the pwm pins. I tried using a needle to get it out but i won't budge. So if I unsolder the bottom of the pin and poke out the copper, will that be safe and not damage the pwm circuit? If not, is there any better alternate solutions before I go ahead and potentially ruin my board? Any help would be great thanks.
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sometimes it is easier to remove the plastik-housing instead of desoldering a pin.
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Absolutely remove the plastic housing, the housing usually will have a "U" shaped contact in it and it likely will not come out the top of the socket.
Grab the whole header, and gently wiggle back and forth with a slight upward force. They usually will come off/ go back on quite easily.
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Thanks a bunch! I removed the header which took just a little wiggling and finally got it up. One of the actual pins in the header snapped but i think it can still conduct! But lesson learned, do not bend the copper.
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Thanks a bunch! I removed the header which took just a little wiggling and finally got it up. One of the actual pins in the header snapped but i think it can still conduct! But lesson learned, do not bend the copper.

Headers are very cheap to replace...
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