Tests fail
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Tests fail

by GregP218 on Fri May 24, 2013 1:15 pm

I have never tried to solder anything before and this is my first attempt at a project. I can't seem to get the green LED to work nor any of the IR LEDs. I am thinking I have to redo some of the soldering. If you could point out what the problem might be or what solder points are no good that would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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Re: Tests fail

by Adam_tlllls on Fri Aug 23, 2013 11:57 pm

Looks to me that you have some cold and incomplete solder joints. Try re soldering the connections, but don't leave the iron on a single joint too long, or the part can burn out. Good luck!
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Re: Tests fail

by adafruit_support_bill on Sat Aug 24, 2013 5:51 am

Good photos of solder joints are hard to do & It is hard to judge accurately with the glare. I've circled a few suspicious looking joints, but if you can do some photos near a window, or even outside in daylight the lighting will help.

Check this guide for tips on identifying and fixing problem joints: http://learn.adafruit.com/adafruit-guid ... n-problems
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