jkabat 0 Posted July 2, 2013 Share Posted July 2, 2013 All, Last night I was finishing up on the indoor part of my weather station when the Micro-USb connector for programming stated to come loose. I felt it wiggle and immediatley stopped work. I had the connector come off on another board so I was very wary. Tonight I will attempt to fix it as I drag out my SMD soldering iron tip and magnifier. Wish Me luck. I already know how to programm by using another board, but this was my last one. The other had the connector come all the way off and ripped up some lands. I was able to piggyback and use it. Upon looking it seems to me that the shell of the connector is badly soldered to the board. This is either due to a cold sorldering or that the shell is plated with something that the solder used will not bond to. Sine the shell being soldered to the board is the only mounting holding the connector on (I won't count the pins/lands as they are tiny SMD) this connection must be strong. Well it isn't. The supplied USB cable was always tight. Has anyone else had a problem with this connector on early boards (or later for that matter)? Does anyone have a solution for keeping this on well? I may hack in a standard USB-B connector in parallel. You can't break those suckers! Thanks in Advance John Kabat PS:I have had several other devices also have the micro-usb come off. One of them was a micro-usb3 hub that I used here at work. Quote Link to post Share on other sites
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