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Re: [softrock40] Re: v9 problem [2 Attachments]

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  • Jose Bonanca
    Hi Francis.. I am following your mails.. I live far away but if you send the board to me I will repair it. Sorry to see so many expert guys here and they do
    Message 1 of 8 , Aug 5, 2009
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      Hi Francis..

      I am following your mails..
      I live far away but if you send the board to me I will repair it.

      Sorry to see so many expert guys here and they do not volunteer for a good cause...


      2009/8/5 FRANCIS HODGE <francishodge@...>
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      hi again bob , i have tried my best to do soldering on the tracks but i dont think i can do it as the wires and the trck are to small ,even with my big magnafirers.as i dont no if i told you but i had a stroke 5 years ago and it as affected my eyes so i dont no how i can get it sorted now . any way bob if i give you my email address can you send me yours please thanks again for help .....................bob i have sent two pics of the board

      From: FRANCIS HODGE <francishodge@...>
      To: softrock40@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Tuesday, 4 August, 2009 6:37:15 PM
      Subject: Re: [softrock40] Re: v9 problem

      hi bob, i think i have done a bit of damage to the bourd wer you solder the wires to , and i cant seem to be able to trace the tracks so i can scape track and then solder ,, if poss have you got a picture that shows the tracks so i can try that .. if not is there any wer i can get a main board made up for me with i will pay for the labour and the v9 board thanks again bob .......73 frank

      From: g8voip <g8voi.reeves59@...>
      To: softrock40@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Monday, 3 August, 2009 8:25:16 PM
      Subject: [softrock40] Re: v9 problem


      Hi Frank,

      The only sort of damage I can see you could do, apart from physically damaging the PCB tracks in the process of soldering the wires back on, would be if you accidentially connected the red wire (USB +5v) to either pin 2 or 3, as you would probably have destroyed the zener diode D2 or D3 as there would have been no series resistor to limit the current.

      A quick resistance check with the USB lead disconnected from the PC no power applied to the v9.0 and remove the ATtiny chip U2, should show you if either of these are short circuit.

      The leads from the USB lead short be red, White, then a spare pin, Green and finally Black.

      With the USB lead plugged in, you should be able to measure +5v between pins 8 and 4 of U2.

      The only other problem I can see would be if you connected the 5v lead to the ground pin which might have damaged your PC USB port.

      It should not be too difficult to resolve the problem.

      73, Bob G8VOI

      --- In softrock40@yahoogro ups.com, "francishodge@ ..." <francishodge@ ...> wrote:
      > hi to all ,, i have a v9 witch a friend of mine built .but wen i was putting in in a new case i got , i pulled 2 wires off the usb side of the bourd , prat as i am , and with me haveing bad eyes , i tried to solder them back on .but i think i have dond damage to the bourd wer you solder the on .. so i am asking if any one out there in radio land can build me just the bourd as i have the switching bourd that shuld be working ok as all the lights still work but the main bourd dosnt as it says usb divice not recongized en i plug it in .. i will pay for new bourd and for making it up for me and if the old bourd is ok to you i will pass it on to you . so if anyone can help me please as i realy miss my radio i would be very greatfull thanks for lisening 2w1epo frank

      Jose (Ct1aos)
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