[Noisebridge-discuss] Broken laser cutter USB connector

Adrian Chadd adrian.chadd at gmail.com
Sat Jun 29 21:48:57 UTC 2013

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.

Once you've validated it's working, put a little hot glue over the
soldering job, tie the cable to the board with a cable tie, and then
mount that whole setup.

If the cable isn't long enough, someone can use a USB extender cable.

(Who has repaired crap like this _way_ too muc.h.)

On 22 June 2013 18:34, Mike Miller <mikem.exe at gmail.com> wrote:
> The loose USB connector finally snapped off while I was working with the
> cutter. I wanted to document the damage here because I don't have the
> soldering expertise to fix it. Martin D. said he'd try his hand at fixing
> it. I put the parts in the laser cutter under the control panel.
> Here is a picture of the parts needing soldering. Not including the 4 ground
> connections, there are 5 really small connections needing soldering. The
> bottom-most one pulled the lead off so it may need to be soldered to another
> part of the chip.
> http://tinypic.com/r/2z3ytjt/5
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