SD Card Fix Fubar

Andy Green andy at
Sun Aug 3 11:09:41 CEST 2008

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Somebody in the thread at some point said:
| 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?

It probably ain't FUBAR'd after this "easy" mod ((C)2008 Steve).  You
should get a cheap multimeter and check for shorts using the Ohm range
of that rather than just going by eye.

- -Andy
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