Wave Shield SD card...initialization failed

by mknice on Sun Feb 17, 2013 9:06 am

Hello,

I am having problems with my Wave Shield I hope someone can help me with. When I run the CardInfo example I get the following error message:

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Initializing SD card...initialization failed. Things to check:
* is a card is inserted?
* Is your wiring correct?
* did you change the chipSelect pin to match your shield or module?


I've tested the board with 2 different SD cards so I don't think that is the problem. Both cards are formatted using the SD Formatter recommended on the http://ladyada.net. I've attached front and back images of my board.

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Anyone have any ideas where I might be going wrong? Any help much appreciated.
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Re: Wave Shield SD card...initialization failed

by adafruit_support_rick on Sun Feb 17, 2013 4:45 pm

Some of your solders look a little suspect. There is one particularly blobby one on the SD card holder. Also, the solders on the jumper wires near the header pins look like they haven't flowed onto the pads well. One or more of those might be a cold joint, which would cause the SD card read to fail.
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Re: Wave Shield SD card...initialization failed

by mknice on Mon Feb 18, 2013 8:03 am

Thanks for the reply I did fear it was my poor soldering effort! More practice needed I think.
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Re: Wave Shield SD card...initialization failed

by adafruit_support_rick on Mon Feb 18, 2013 9:32 am

Did you get it working?
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