I have just started soldering the first components to the Gertboard and got as far as C17 before one of the silver "pads" on the board itself peeled back. It was stuck to one end of the capacitors and when the other end was soldered down it see saw'd off the base.
It didnt come right off, it was still hinged somewhere but I dont know how its all connected, whether its all still where it should be and simply loose now.
How can I check before going any further that I haven't just ruined the board?
I removed the cap as best I could and the image in the link (64K max attachment size!?
) is the best I could get with an iPhone aimed through a magnifying glass.
I cant make out how the components next to it connect or whether its possible, although far from ideal, to bodge past this pad if I connect the capacitor to its next hop on the board?