RE: [softrock40] USB Connector
I found my jeweler’s screw drivers and using the smallest one, have tried bending the contacts on the connector. It has temporarily fixed the intermittent connection. I am hoping this is a permanent fix. Time will tell. The USB connector would not be an easy part to remove. So far, everything else on the build is working properly. I took the time to measure every component before installing it (except connectors and ICs). I adjusted the toroid inductors using my AADE LC meter. I am hoping this insures a nice clean startup.
"building something without experimenting is just solder practice"
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Subject: [softrock40] USB Connector
>> I am just about finished building my Ensemble II RX. I am having
> trouble with the USB connector. It appears to be very intermittent. I can
> wiggle it a bit and I get the familiar Beep-Bonk that XP puts out on the
> speaker when you either plug in a new USB device or remove an USB device.
> After this happens, I have to unplug the USB cable, wiggle things around and
> sometimes I can get it fixed temporarily. I remember seeing someone else
> report the same problem maybe a week or so ago. Are the USB sockets on the
> board junk? Is there a simple fix? Maybe bend some pins? Right now, I
> cannot complete the tests associated with the band pass filters due to the
> intermittent USB socket. Any help would be appreciated greatly.
I do not think this is a common fault.
If your cable and solder joints are good then maybe you do have a bad socket. But I'd think it unlikely.
73 Alan G4ZFQ