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PyBadge soldering errors
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PyBadge soldering errors

by slight on Tue Sep 15, 2020 2:22 am

Hello Adafruit-Support-Team,

i have received a order from Mouser today with two Adafruit PyBadge boards.
(logistics these days are fascinating! - i ordered Friday evening - and the package arrived today (Monday) afternoon here in Germany!)

i checked the content and experimented already with the one PyBadge.
nice - this will be a great fun thing to experiment with!!

on closer Inspection of the second one i noticed that there are some ugly solder-errors:
one of the Feather-Compatible sockets on the back are miss-aligned -
at one pin there seems to be a smd-resistor sodler on the pad for the socket-strip..
and on the other side there are two caps thumbstoning..
i have attached photos of the board and the errors.
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overview
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socketheader rotated
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thumb stone caps
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i think i can try and repair this - but don't know how heat-sensitiv the display on the front is...
any tips on how to remove the socket to cleanly reaatach it?
(i have multiple soldering irons and a hot-air-station on site - all more on the low end site..
its school material and gets sometimes abused...)

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Re: PyBadge soldering errors

by dastels on Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:39 am

Getting that header strip off cleanly could be tricky. You should contact Mouser and see if they will arrange a replacement, since that's where you got it. Let me know if you get satisfaction from therm. Feel free to link them to this thread.

Dave

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Re: PyBadge soldering errors

by slight on Tue Sep 15, 2020 10:30 am

thanks Dave for your feedback.

i will check with mouser -
could take some time as this order was done by the administration of the school....

sunny greetings
stefan

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Re: PyBadge soldering errors

by dastels on Tue Sep 15, 2020 11:00 am

Also let me know if you DON'T get satisfaction from them.

Dave

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