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.
I had the same problem. J1 (usb gps) connector become loose. I resoldered it.
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.
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?
We are really sorry to hear that. We would need that you send us an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Same here on my rover, but J1 connector was broken out of the box.
Very frustrating. Just playing now with base only.
This weekend we will send an e-mail with instructions to prevent this to happen and how Ardusimple will resolve the situation in case the connector is broken
Please consider the use of Mini USB rather than Micro USB for these types of product where it may be on a bench and attached to hard coax that might present sheering forces against the connectors.
Had to resolder one of mine too. Hope it holds now. I put simples to boxes so no need to connect and disconnect usb’s all the time. Photo: https://1drv.ms/u/s!Ao6_PnVNR5RXg-weDKDV_rF4QOw2xg
Amazing handwork Kaupoi!