aux button broke off at the soldering points

Joerg Reisenweber joerg at
Thu Jun 11 16:55:21 CEST 2009

Am Do  11. Juni 2009 schrieb Christian Panse:
> hi,
> after three weeks of using my openmoko the aux button broke off at the
> soldering points.
> a picture of the tragedy can be seen here:
> there apparently seems to be a weak point.
> if there is someone in the Zurich area who can fix this, please let me know.
> thanks,
> Christian

Yes, I agree this -though very usual in industry - feels to me like poor ME. 
The AUX plastic button should have another mechanical end stop than just the 
switch. The force coupled from button to the switch should be transferred by 
some elastic material (spring, foam, rubber, etc), thus effectively limiting 
the max force applied to the switch, while a solid rugged end stop takes all 
the remaining vandalism. Well, kinda too late to change this detail for 
MP :-/

Please do NOT try any gluing or welding with inappropriate means,for now it 
looks like everybody savvy in soldering SMT might repair your device. If 
ruining switch with glue this will change, and a fitting replacement is hard 
to find.

You should contact your reseller. To me this seems like a warranty case.

good luck
-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: not available
Type: application/pgp-signature
Size: 197 bytes
Desc: This is a digitally signed message part.
Url : 

More information about the hardware mailing list