Weak solder on J1 conenctor

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Matioupi asked 2 weeks ago

just wanted to let you know that one of my 2 boards had a weak solder on one of the 2 sides of the J1 connector, so the connector started to become loose.
I resoldered it and it seems all ok now.

GeeJee replied 1 week ago


I had the same problem. J1 (usb gps) connector become loose. I resoldered it.

Ardusimple Staff replied 1 week ago

Hi Matioupi, GeeJee,
We are really sorry to hear this.
We also have observed these weak solders on a few units that we kept from the first production batch. For your information we decided to implement an additional production step that was already implemented in the second batch of shipments.
Thanks that you could see it on time and solve it yourselves.
Best regards,
ArduSimple Team

devere replied 7 days ago

My usb-gps connector came off and pulled the traces off the pcb along with it.
Can no longer use the port.
What can we do to resolve/fix?

Ardusimple Staff replied 6 days ago

Hi Devere,

We are really sorry to hear that. We would need that you send us an e-mail to info@ardusimple.com with more information so we can decide what is the best way to proceed:
– High quality pictures showing the issue
– How many times did you connect / disconnect the USB