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Ice Tube Clock Not working
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Ice Tube Clock Not working

by bigred on Thu Jan 07, 2016 8:11 pm

When I assembled my clock mid last year it was working fine. But around late of November, early December the battery died, then all of a sudden my clock started to play up. It wouldn't display properly until it was flickering the whole time. So I searched to forums and decided to check to see if Q3 was the issue. So I solder the wire across Q3, now the clock is permanently displaying 8's on all of the time and I am getting no beeping.

I was only able to get the time to try and fix it recently.

So I am wondering if anyone has any ideas to what has gone wrong? Thanks in advance for all the help.

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Re: Ice Tube Clock Not working

by adafruit_support_bill on Thu Jan 07, 2016 8:19 pm

Let's start with some nice clear photos of both sides of the main board and the solder side of the tube board.

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Re: Ice Tube Clock Not working

by bigred on Sat Jan 09, 2016 9:22 pm

Here are the Pictures you wanted. Sorry for not posting sooner.

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Re: Ice Tube Clock Not working

by adafruit_support_bill on Sun Jan 10, 2016 8:18 am

What is that white-ish area in the center of the board? Is it something on the board, or just a reflection?

I see a few solder joints that haven't flowed well onto the solder pads. And a few that looks like possible cold-joints. These may have been functional at first, but can degrade over time. This tutorial has some tips on identifying and fixing common soldering problems.

https://learn.adafruit.com/adafruit-gui ... n-problems

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Re: Ice Tube Clock Not working

by bigred on Mon Jan 11, 2016 10:14 pm

I will try to re flow the solder. Hopefully that is the problem

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