[Noisebridge-discuss] Broken laser cutter USB connector

Jonathan Lassoff jof at thejof.com
Sun Jun 30 00:45:32 UTC 2013


This. Those pads look a bit damaged. Any additional heat/reheat cycles
only make them looser and more likely to lift.

I would try and re-mount a congruent connector and physically secure
the connector housing to the board. Maybe zip-tie the attached cable
to something as a strain relief?

On Sat, Jun 29, 2013 at 5:07 PM, Adrian Chadd <adrian.chadd at gmail.com> wrote:
> Sure, if you want to try and recover those pads. :-)
>
> If the connector was on the board already, sure. But it's not there now.
>
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> -adrian
>
> On 29 June 2013 16:59, Gopiballava Flaherty <gopiballava at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> On Jun 29, 2013, at 2:48 PM, Adrian Chadd <adrian.chadd at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>> I _hate_ these microusb mounted connectors. Hate+++.
>>>
>>> If someone "fixes" this, please replace it with a USB cable soldered
>>> to the board.
>>>
>>> Yes, get a USB -> micro USB connector, cut the micro-USB end off, and
>>> solder the wires onto the board.
>>
>> Wouldn’t it be easier to use something like this:
>>
>> http://www.adafruit.com/products/937
>>
>> USB cables come in lots of different cable thicknesses; I’d think that soldering the connector back on and then panel-mounting one of these would be easier than stripping and aligning the wires.
>>
>> (Sadly, I don’t have any of these left. I’ve used them all on devices I’ve built)
>>
>> Thanks,
>>
>> gopi.
>>
>>
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