SD Card Fix Fubar

Scott Derrick scott at
Sun Aug 3 01:13:42 CEST 2008

Well I think I screwed my SD card reader trying to solder on the GPS fix.

I got the cap soldered on, slamed in an sd card and fired it up.

No card. Nothing mounted at /media/card and doing a manual mount 
produced the error

mount: special device /dev/mmcblk0p1 does not exist


So.... pulled the card out, got out the big magnifier and there was a 
solder spec between pin 6 and 7!  *hit!

I unsoldered the cap, sucked and scraped all the solder out. Metered 
between all the pins to verify no shorts( I know I should have done that 
  first). Put the card back in and no joy..  nada..

Not sure how to proceed now.  Is Openmoko going to be taking FR's back 
for repairs?


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