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Offline JasonPortwood

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Power inputs rock back and forth on my F16V3
« on: September 21, 2018, 04:00:39 AM »
The two power inputs on my F16V3 are loose/move and especially the right side one (I purchase this one last year).  If you put your finger on them you can rock them back and fourth.  My neighbor just received his and his are tight to the board. 


I checked the board and they are soldered in solid.  Plus the multi-meter shows continuity even if I rock them back and forth. 


Is this something to be worried about? 

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Offline JonB256

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Re: Power inputs rock back and forth on my F16V3
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2018, 05:39:22 AM »
If they are soldered adequately, then they just weren't "flush" with the board when installed.

Continued rocking will eventually break the connection (so stop!)

Fixes I would consider are:

1.  While pushing down on the connector, re-flow the solder joint.
2.  Use something like toothpicks to shove into that space to stop the rocking. If that gap is too small to insert anything then do #1 or just leave it alone because the amount of flexing is minimal.

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Re: Power inputs rock back and forth on my F16V3
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2018, 09:47:30 AM »
If they are soldered adequately, then they just weren't "flush" with the board when installed.

Continued rocking will eventually break the connection (so stop!)

Fixes I would consider are:

1.  While pushing down on the connector, re-flow the solder joint.
2.  Use something like toothpicks to shove into that space to stop the rocking. If that gap is too small to insert anything then do #1 or just leave it alone because the amount of flexing is minimal.

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Offline jeremy0203

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Re: Power inputs rock back and forth on my F16V3
« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2018, 04:00:46 PM »
Not a big deal, only likely to break if you keep messing with it yourself. You should grasp the terminal when screwing it down anyways to prevent it from twisting.

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Re: Power inputs rock back and forth on my F16V3
« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2018, 10:34:48 PM »
Just reflow the solder joint.  It may take a little while to get the solder to flow due to the size of the pad and the thickness of the terminal leg, but the solder will melt eventually.

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Re: Power inputs rock back and forth on my F16V3
« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2018, 12:00:20 PM »
Thanks for all those suggestions.  I will grasp it when I screw the wires into the terminals so it doesn't twist.  Otherwise leave I'll it alone. 


Rebuilding my case for it so I will be careful when I work on it.


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