Author Topic: ATXRaspi ShutDown LED [solved: bad solder/flux causes shorts!]  (Read 3408 times)

Felix

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Re: ATXRaspi ShutDown LED [solved: bad solder/flux causes shorts!]
« Reply #15 on: October 22, 2019, 09:01:39 PM »
Good solder is pretty essential. Or it can cause all kinds of problems.
Not enough (or good) flux can cause poor solder joints (aka cold joints).
Bad flux can lead to corrosion.
I would recommend a leaded no-clean brand name solder wire. Something like this or like this.

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Re: ATXRaspi ShutDown LED [solved: bad solder/flux causes shorts!]
« Reply #16 on: October 26, 2019, 02:17:39 AM »
Ok so I bought some good solder and a new soldering iron, and it still doesn't work. My solder joints might not be perfect but they're not that bad either. The red Led flashes when I put power to it and the BootOk led is dimly lit, the switch Led wont go on (and I tested it off the ATXRaspi and it works fine) but apparently it works enough to turn the pi on. Like I said in an earlier post, the board worked, but that was before I put a soldering iron to it. I mean really??? If this ATXRaspi is that sensitive why not have the headers already attached because this is crap!! I'll admit that I'm not a professional when it comes to soldering, but I'm no novice either.

So if this is all "my fault", I have no clue as to what I did wrong, however, what I do know is that I have 2 boards now that turned out to be a total waste of time and money, and needless to say, I'm very disappointed.     

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Re: ATXRaspi ShutDown LED [solved: bad solder/flux causes shorts!]
« Reply #17 on: October 26, 2019, 09:09:12 PM »
I can say that these boards do not just die from soldering. Makes no sense. "Sensitive" Depends what you mean. They don't have emotions or a personality :)
But why not just ask me to solder the boards for you when you place the order?
I'd do it for free knowing how much trouble you're having. And I'd ensure you're getting a good board, which you still have to ensure you wire it up correctly on your end - I can't control that, but at least I'd like to help. I can even offer you to ship them back and I'll try to fix them for you, except if they are dead I can't do miracles.

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Re: ATXRaspi ShutDown LED [solved: bad solder/flux causes shorts!]
« Reply #18 on: October 28, 2019, 04:41:09 PM »
Makes no sense to me either, and I know everything was connected correctly because I always make it a point to verify all of my connections before adding any power. However, I might just send those boards back to you just to see if you can figure out what "I" did wrong because like I said, the board worked before soldering. If you're able to fix them that would be a bonus, but if they're dead, well, I'm not expecting any miracles either :) 

I do appreciate your willingness to help me out Felix, and I will also buy another one soon because the ATXRaspi is a good product. 

Thank you very much :)
Franklin     

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Re: ATXRaspi ShutDown LED [solved: bad solder/flux causes shorts!]
« Reply #19 on: October 28, 2019, 05:32:39 PM »
No problem, you can return to the return address on the original packaging, or email me for details.