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  • #6218

    Garth Clardy
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    Hi, I posted this in the thread “weird key press behavior” but it was different enough that i thought I’d create a second thread, so I apologize for the double posting.

    I finished building my b.face a couple days ago and my “0” key registers as “*-0”, “p” registers as “Page Up P”, “;” registers as “+;”, and “/” as “Page Down /”.

    As you recommend in the other thread, I tried re-uploading the correct firmware and this didn’t fix the problem. Any idea what could have gone wrong?

    Thank you for your time

    #6221

    Hi

    I think you soldered some switches badly.

    Could you show me your PCB which shows soldering parts.

    Thanks.

    Hojin.yi

    #6222

    Garth Clardy
    Participant

    Absolutely! Attached is a picture of the section of PCB that is affected. I used holtites on my build instead of soldering the switches, so I don’t know how that would change things.

    #6224

    Garth Clardy
    Participant

    <p style=”text-align: left;”>Lets try a lower resolution picture of it</p>

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    #6226

    Sorry for bothering you.

    I need a photo around main controller parts.

    Thanks.
    Hojin.yi

    #6227

    Garth Clardy
    Participant

    This is probably not my best soldering work, so I wouldn’t be surprised if something doesn’t look right

    #6228

    Garth Clardy
    Participant

    Let’s try that one more time

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    #6230

    Hi

    I suspect there would be some shorts in MCU pads(legs).

    Could you try to clean the MCU pads?

    Or

    If you tell me all the keys which register wrongly after uploading a default keymap,
    I could pick which pads are bad.

    Thanks.
    Hojin.Yi

    #6231

    Garth Clardy
    Participant

    The keys that register incorrectly are “0”, “P”, “;”, and “/”.

    #6235

    Garth Clardy
    Participant

    While trying to clean up my soldering on the MCU, I managed to strip the finish off of the PCB between two of the pins, making it even harder to make a clean solder point. Have I ruined my PCB while trying to fix this?

    #6236

    Could you show me that parts?

    #6237

    Garth Clardy
    Participant

    I’m away from my workbench right now, but I will take a picture of it as soon as possible.

    Which leads would cause the keys I mentioned to be problematic?

    #6238

    Garth Clardy
    Participant

    I’m not sure how, but I seem to have managed to fix the “P” and “/” keys. However, the “zero” and “;” keys are still registering extra key presses

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    #6240

    I can’t tell exactly what made that problem.

    But I suppose

    – The soldering pins in the circle of the photo I attached would have been damaged or had flow shorts.

    – Your MCU itself could’ve been broken due to too much heating.

    Sorry for not being a big help.

    Thanks.
    Hojin.Yi

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    #6243

    Garth Clardy
    Participant

    In the event that the MCU is damaged, would I be able to purchase a replacement from a local store? Or would it be something that only you can provide?

    It’s reaching the point where I’m tempted to just purchase an SMT replacement and be done with it.

    Thanks for your help, I know I’m not making it easy

    #6244

    Garth Clardy
    Participant

    Using trial and error, I’ve managed to cobble things together into working order.

    Thanks again for your assistance

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