Hugh Robjohns wrote:alexis wrote:the back of my D sub pin looks just like the one Hugh posted above (with the colored lines connecting), i.e., with little "tubes" sticking out the back. It almost looks like the tiny tubes would be ready to accept really tiny pins attached to tiny wires that could make the connections, instead of soldering. Is that possible, or is that just what things that need to be soldered look like?
No, the 'tubes' are where you place the wire and then solder. There are no 'plug pins' and attaching them to the wire would be harder than simply soldering the wires into the holes anyway!
Ok then - off to the solder girl!