1. Oh Noes! Broken USB Dongle!

posted Feb 14, 2010, 7:41 PM by Bill Bai   [ updated Jul 20, 2010, 7:06 AM ]
My roommate John just got back from visiting home and brought me a little project to work on.  His mom had a USB Wireless-G Network Adapter from Cisco/Linksys, model number WUSB54GC v.3.  It seems that the USB connector snapped off of the PCB due to mechanical stress on the pins, most likely due to plugging and unplugging the adapter very often.  John mentioned that this adapter was for his mom's laptop, so mechanical stress is a likely explaination.