2. The Damage

posted Feb 14, 2010, 7:53 PM by Bill Bai   [ updated Jul 20, 2010, 7:07 AM ]
The USB Connector is upside down in this picture, but it looks like the pins broke off pretty cleanly.  As far as I know, the rest of the board is perfectly fine, so this should be a fairly trivial fix.  I just need to take the remnants of the pins off the board, clean off the pads, get a new connector, and re-solder the new connector onto the board.

Other side of the board and connector.  The shielding is clearly warped from mechanical stress, so it's pretty clear who the culprit in this failure was.

The ends of the pins are still visible in their plastic enclosure.  The pins broke cleanly exactly at the end of the connector.

The ends of the pins still left on the board.