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Offline LukeZ

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Re: Home Build
« Reply #45 on: February 21, 2020, 03:34:08 AM »
Guess my FTDI adapter is a cheap copy.. Any suggestions on a good brand/type to buy?
I usually recommend the Adafruit FTDI Friend or the SparkFun version, but I don't know how easy it would be to obtain them in Europe. It looks like Farnell has an adapter too, here is the UK site.


Only problem i have now is that my M2 channel is not working like in one of the previous posts. It seems i have a short on the lower pads (i guess)..

Almost certainly the issue is a short on the motor driver chip M2 during reflow. This is not hard to do, and I have done it myself on occasion.

If i manage to remove the chip, is it still usable after the short?
Good question, and I don't actually know. When I have done this I have not wanted to risk more work so I replaced it with a new chip.
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