First of all, I'm sorry you all had to see this, but this is the first soldering I ever did, and now the left and right click of my mouse aren't working. All the other buttons, the sensor & lights still work though.
Okay, so I wanted to change the clicky-switches on my mouse. So I got myself a cheap soldering set, opened the mouse up, set the soldering iron to 200 as per manual and noticed the solder isn't really liquifying. So I bumped it up to 400 or something, then it started doing what I wanted it to do.
I noticed a little bit of blackening on some spots, but well, I thought no wonder, it's hot after all, and I also had a bit of a hard time getting the solder off which is why I had the iron on the pcb for quite some time! I was a bit concerned for the "metal-pads" (?) that have gotten really loose and even fell off, but I just put them back on as good as possible and hoped for the best. Got as much solder off with my soldering pump and got the switches off after some wiggling. Those were 3-pin and I put on 2-pin switches that's why 1 hole is left open by the way.
Putting solder on was kinda the easiest part for me, though I imagine it's way too much? Not sure if that might be a problem. I was almost proud of myself, until I connected it to my PC and noticed the left an right click buttons not working.
So I guess I might need some pointers to how I can get this to work, or if it's even fixable, and how I can "test" if it's technically still working. Also I read something about using flux... well that didn't really come with the soldering set, so I didn't use any because I didn't know any better. Might that be the problem here?
Thankful for any help!