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Mark C. Langston
2004-08-05, 11:24
I'm probably going to dig out my soldering iron and have a look at this
over the weekend, but I've noticed that the Ethernet jack on my SliMP3
(#24) has an intermittent connection.

Has anyone else had a similar problem, and does anyone have any advice
re: re-soldering the connections?

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Mark C. Langston GOSSiP Project Sr. Unix SysAdmin
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seanadams
2004-08-05, 11:48
It can happen - those were soldered by hand and honestly aren't as
sturdy as properly reflowed boards.

First check the transformer and the rj-45 connector. If that doesn't
work you might want to just go around the ethernet chip with the
soldering iron and press down a little on the pins.

You're in the bay area right? if you want us to take a look at it come
on by


On Aug 5, 2004, at 11:24 AM, Mark C. Langston wrote:

> I'm probably going to dig out my soldering iron and have a look at this
> over the weekend, but I've noticed that the Ethernet jack on my SliMP3
> (#24) has an intermittent connection.
>
> Has anyone else had a similar problem, and does anyone have any advice
> re-soldering the connections?
>
> --
> Mark C. Langston GOSSiP Project Sr. Unix SysAdmin
> mark (AT) bitshift (DOT) org http://sufficiently-advanced.net mark (AT) seti (DOT) org
> Systems & Network Admin Distributed SETI Institute
> http://bitshift.org P2P Antispam http://www.seti.org
>

Mark C. Langston
2004-08-05, 12:01
On Thu, Aug 05, 2004 at 11:48:49AM -0700, Sean Adams wrote:
>
> It can happen - those were soldered by hand and honestly aren't as
> sturdy as properly reflowed boards.
>
> First check the transformer and the rj-45 connector. If that doesn't
> work you might want to just go around the ethernet chip with the
> soldering iron and press down a little on the pins.
>


Yeah, I'm fairly certain it's just the RJ-45 connector. Should be a
simple fix, but I don't recall how the boards are sandwiched, and thus
how accessible the solder joints on the connector would be (I've had the
cover on it since shortly after it was made available).

> You're in the bay area right? if you want us to take a look at it come
> on by

I may do that. I assume there's nobody there on the weekends? (which is
just as well, as my copy of Doom 3 is arriving today, and I'll be
....occupied this weekend.)

There's a slim( ;) ) chance I'll have a spare hour late this afternoon
(4-ish). Does that work/not work for you?

It'd give me a chance to see the rest of the product line, too.

--
Mark C. Langston GOSSiP Project Sr. Unix SysAdmin
mark (AT) bitshift (DOT) org http://sufficiently-advanced.net mark (AT) seti (DOT) org
Systems & Network Admin Distributed SETI Institute
http://bitshift.org P2P Antispam http://www.seti.org