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My MintyBoost Simply Doesn't Work
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My MintyBoost Simply Doesn't Work

by otebear on Thu Sep 26, 2013 9:19 pm

I assembled my MintyBoost yesterday, and followed the instructions to the word. My multimeter shows that the batteries I'm putting in (I've tried regular and rechargeable) are fine, but there is no voltage across the USB pins. The notches are oriented correctly. None of my solder joints appear to be touching. Can anyone think of why this might be happening?
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Re: My MintyBoost Simply Doesn't Work

by adafruit_support_bill on Fri Sep 27, 2013 5:15 am

A clearer photo of the solder-side would be helpful. Try near a window - or even outside in daylight for more light.

From what I can see, it looks like maybe a few cold joints. Have a look at this tutorial and touch up anything that looks suspicious: http://learn.adafruit.com/adafruit-guid ... n-problems

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