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Breathed in lead-free solder fumes, should I be worried?

All of the answers above are valid, but they overcomplicate the issue massively. Given you're clearly worried, I'll spell it out for you. No, you should not be worried. You won't have done any harm ...
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Breathed in lead-free solder fumes, should I be worried?

Back in the ‘80s OSHA showed up one day at the factory where I worked. An employee was convinced that they were being poisoned by all the soldering, they complained to OSHA and OSHA decided to do an ...
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Breathed in lead-free solder fumes, should I be worried?

In addition to @Kuba answer: There is a variety of fluxes used in tin-based (be it lead or lead-free) soldering. If you are soldering electronics, chances are you are using rosin/colophony flux (...
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Breathed in lead-free solder fumes, should I be worried?

Should I be worried? Not really. In any case, the deed is done, so worrying won't retroactively fix anything. There's no "therapy" that would undo the exposure, since the exposure itself is ...
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Soldering wires to 12 V car plugs?

Ok, just wired one exactly like yours. Solder your positive wire to the same solder point where the resistor is soldered to the center square plate. Solder your negative wire to to the solder point ...
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Lead free solder latest technology?

But we always had trouble using the lead free solder. Yes, nobody likes it. It's somewhat harder to work with overall, even to this day. but then, the copper tracks on the pcb became easier to peel ...
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One of my headphone sides is quieter and has less bass than the other after doing a detachable cable mod, how do I fix the imbalance?

Of the three pads, that you have soldered the wires to, the centre one is common / ground. You need to interchange the two wires.
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One of my headphone sides is quieter and has less bass than the other after doing a detachable cable mod, how do I fix the imbalance?

You have connected one speaker between left and right output. There you hear only the difference between left and right. Since bass signals are typically common to both sides, they have no difference ...
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How are these wires bonded?

Open up the other 'arm' of the lug and remove the wires. Trim the insulation off each for a short distance (1 cm); join all 5 wires and a 6th together and put the 6th in the lug and crimp.
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How are these wires bonded?

That looks like an ultrasonic weld. I'm not sure if soldering onto the weld nugget would compromise it but soldering onto terminals that are not designed for it is not recommended. Edit: also, I don'...
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How good are current PCB debugging tools?

It's hard to discuss testing as a stand alone entity. Depending on your product and industry, there may be multiple assembly/inspection/test steps in the manufacturing flow. Here's what's typically ...
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How good are current PCB debugging tools?

How good are current PCB debugging tools? Modern tools are very good at testing CCAs. Here are some of the common tools that are used in the electronics industry. Automated Optical Inspection (AOI) ...
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Can I solder camera cables to a breakout board?

2 is the least compliant. Don't do that one. What does 1 actually get you? Seems like you still have all the connectors but some pcb in the middle? 3 isn't standards compliant AFAIK. You reduce your ...
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