Hello, Thank you for shipping Nybble. I received the package around January 19th but i didn't had the time to build it. Today, i finally had time to work on it and i ended up building most of the body and the head and it was fun, but when it came to install the Nyboard, i noticed that one of the "Capacitors" labled C3 [you can see it on the pictures] came off. I tried to solder it back to the board but it would not stick? No matter how i did it. Any advice on how to fix it? I tried powering the board on but it would not power on. I was so excited to program Nybble but this put me on hold? :( How would i go in order to fix this issue? if nothing works, would i be able to get a replacement for the board? Thank you for your time and consideration. Here are some of the pictures so you can see the problem.
I have received your package and your replacement new board is on the way.
After inspecting your board I can answer some of your questions:
1. The capacitor's pin legs appears to be bent, indicating some mistakes in the handling.
2. The rough surface of the solder indicates that your soldering iron is not hot enough to melt the lead free solder. I was able to solder point A back onto the board.
3. C3 is irrelevant with the master control chip. The screws on the power socket are still in their default location, indicating that your may not power the board correctly.
I still want to use this board for my testing models. So I did the following fix. Hope these notes will be helpful for other situations.
Correct way to insert the battery wire
I tried to solder point A back into the board, but it would not stay no matter how much soldering iron use. It seems that there is not metal connection Between C3 A and the PCB point. I would like a replacement. I will continue over email. Thank you for the quick replies.
Sorry for the situation. According to your pictures, C3 is peered off from the board and has taken the soldering plate B with it. So you can not solder it back on. I guess it happened during the shipping or handling.
There's a quick fix: C3 is connected parallelly with the servo's power. For A, it's still possible to solder it back to the board. For B, you can solder a jumper wire between the B point on C3 and the positive male servo pin (red arrow). Pay attention to the polarity.
1. Solder a thick wire to the B point on C3.
2. A point can still be soldered back, but B will not and cannot provide support for C3. So apply a little hot glue to the blue area on the board to attach C3.
3. Solder back A point.
4. Solder the jumper wire from B point on C3 to the positive male servo pin.
If you cannot fix it on your side, you can also return the board for replacement.