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Adafruit Audio FX Sound Board wont connect to computer
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Adafruit Audio FX Sound Board wont connect to computer

by wdrffjsn on Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:20 am

I have Adafruit Audio FX Sound Board - WAV/OGG Trigger with 16MB Flash and I can not get it to connect to any computer ive tried. The green led comes on and stays however I get on connection notice from the computer. Ive looked everywhere and check the USB ports but I cannot get the board to show up so I can add my audio files to it.

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Re: Adafruit Audio FX Sound Board wont connect to computer

by tkinsman on Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:03 pm

I have the same problem.

I bought two of the boards (Adafruit Audio FX Mini Sound Board - WAV/OGG Trigger 16MB Flash) at the same time, and soldered the headers on. One works, the other will not be recognized by any computer I own (Mac and Windows). The soldering does not contain any shorts.

After careful investigation, I have decided it is not me. Can I send the defective board back for an exchange? What is the procedure?

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Re: Adafruit Audio FX Sound Board wont connect to computer

by franklin97355 on Fri Dec 08, 2017 6:25 pm

Could you post large (less than 1 meg), clear, detailed pictures of both sides of your board showing any soldering you have done and the connections to it?

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Re: Adafruit Audio FX Sound Board wont connect to computer

by tkinsman on Fri Dec 08, 2017 6:50 pm

I have only soldered the headers onto it.

I checked all the adjacent header pins with a ohm-meter, and none of them connect to each other.

I have also gotten other versions of this board, and a duplicate of this one, and the other three all work fine. It is just this one that cannot be recognized.

I don't think you would get much out of the photos, but I will try to take some and post them later.

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Re: Adafruit Audio FX Sound Board wont connect to computer

by tkinsman on Sat Dec 09, 2017 12:00 pm

Here's an image of the top. The bottom just looks like headers.

I'm building a box and using these to entertain kids at Maker Faires, so I'm literally building a case for your products. :-)

Again, I have three of these that are working fine, but this forth one is not recognized by my Mac or Windows computers.

- Thomas
(Attached image is 0.98K, so is under the 1Meg limit.)
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Re: Adafruit Audio FX Sound Board wont connect to computer

by tkinsman on Sat Dec 09, 2017 12:06 pm

Just to be complete, and put your mind at rest, here's the bottom.

- Thomas
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Re: Adafruit Audio FX Sound Board wont connect to computer

by tkinsman on Wed Dec 13, 2017 7:01 pm

Any follow-up?

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