Originally Posted by Rogue Wave
Does anybody know the proper term for this
A right pain in the arse.
Its amazing how far up a loom this can travel.
When I brought my Suzi 200 the loom that came with it was affected by blackening at the control unit end, all the dozen or so wires.
No problem thought I, the loom is a few meters too long at @7M, I'll cut it back to good wire. When I discovered I'd need to scrap the loom I cut it back in 1m intervals all the way back to the plug on the other end and the whole thing was affected.
I admit to having bodged an urgent repair a couple of times when required.
The black wire won't solder, but if you cut it back to reveal a bit more conductor, then fan out the seperate strands on a flat surface, a bit of very fine wet and dry can be used to clean up both sides of the 'fan'. When twisted back together the solder will take.
I must stress of course that this is a TEMPORARY repair when needed, the joint hasn't properly taken, plus the wire is buggered and won't last much longer.