Has anyone had this happen to them?
Tried installing the comm upgrade board onto the EZB today, noticed once plugged in there was no power except for a very faint red led.
I noticed the pins weren't making contact to get power, they were bent from me not being careful enough, but trust me i did this slowly, but not slow and careful enough it seems..
Anyway i broke a pin trying to straighten it. Sad thing is i had everything ready to start my build this weekend and i now have no brain.
Is there anyway it can be fixed?
Im sure its dead now, hard lesson learnt, will just make sure i buy an ezb4 that doesn't need the comm upgrade.
If anyone else has to this please be careful, its not as straight forward as it looks...damn those tiny little pins...
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I would not try to remove the old solder, Use some Alcohol to clean the board first, then heat up the solder and pull the pin out (after you cut the strip apart). If you find that the solder does not melt, add a little fresh solder to help the heat transfer. Use a well cleaned and tined iron tip.
@rz90208 is absolutley correct, if you can't go without D20 I would also remove and repair the single pin itself just as he mentioned.
We've implemented a solution to prevent this kind of thing from happening in the future, it will just take time for the newest production runs to work their way into circulation.
Use it as is and merely do not use pin d20
After what happened last time due to my clumsiness, im a little nervous about trying to install this one now seeing as the pins are quite bent before i even start...
Can these pins be moved a bit before they break?
If i can't install this, i'll have to shelve this project and move onto the next one which has the Lol Tiny ready to go.
If the pins break then i will have to move on and forget about this for awhile, its proving a little difficult right now..