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Broken part from ESC board

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by Shaiful Rizhuan, Jun 7, 2016.

  1. Shaiful Rizhuan

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    I accidentally damaged a tiny part from the ESC in my attempt to disassemble the body shell. The cable and connector is still okay but the base on the ESC was disconnected and broken. Is this something that I can fix myself?
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  2. msinger

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    Someone might be able to weigh in with some advice if you post an actual photo of the damage.
     
  3. Shaiful Rizhuan

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    The one that I put in red circle. It was broken and disconnected from board.
     
  4. msinger

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    Right. But, I'm suggesting you post actual photos showing the damage in detail to allow someone who is knowledgeable in electronics to give you advice specific to your unique case.
     
  5. RémyHeli

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    msinger is right, to see exact dammage we need close picture, like this example;
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  6. ack

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    You can ´t fix it by yourself, but you can ask someone with the good smd soldering skills and the right equipment.
     
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    I would find someone good at soldering. If u have never done it u could make a mess
     
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  8. Shaiful Rizhuan

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    Updated the original post. Second picture shown the ESC board without the tiny part I mentioned before. The pins connected to board were broken
     
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    Looks like you pulled the SMT connector off the main board, leaving the pins still soldered in place. That white plastic tab on the mating connector you have in hand is a hinge that when pinched, allows easy disconnect. So, now you need a new connector for the main board installed, or a new main board.
     
  10. Shaiful Rizhuan

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    Yes, I noticed that. The hinge can be connect/disconnect from connector. But it had broken and left the pins on main board. Some of the pins were missing from the board. I wish this is something that can be repaired and no need to replace the whole board.
     
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    Its hard to see from your picture with certainty however it seems the pins are intact. Somehow you managed to reef the connector clean off, must have taken considerable force.

    There is a very good chance this can be repaired. As a diy proposition you could solder pigtail leads to the pins and attach a new connector to those.
     
  12. RémyHeli

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    New connector is highly recommended for being on the safe side. There is an adapter to consider, and to show soldering skills ;



    But ideally all pins left on the DJI board should be removed and new connector installed. Beware not free of risk.


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  13. Shaiful Rizhuan

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    Thinking of it too. But I don't even know what's the name of that part to start searching.
     
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    where are you located? i've done quite few of these.
     
  15. Shaiful Rizhuan

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    I'm in Malaysia. Any tips?
     
  16. hunch

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    good hot thin soldering iron and steady hand. if you were in US i would have send it over and i could re-install it.
     
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    Find someone in Malaysia with Hunch's skills and investment in equipment and pay them. The more you try to fix it the more it will cost when you inevitably take it to someone for assistance. You may actually do enough damage that it isn't worth fixing.
     
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    get on a plane and fly to America. St Paul is nice this time of year. Have a nice visit with Hunch while he makes the repair. Then u could get some great videos of the country. Drive around the different states and when u get to Florida stop in. I'll take u to Disney where they won't let u fly.
     
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    LOVE IT!! :D
     
  20. hunch

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    i'll send you a replacement board for $275 shipped to Malaysia. then you can re-solder the motors and LED boards, plug it in and keep on flying