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Best way to check if micro-USB connector is soldered correctly?

Discussion in 'General Electronics Discussion' started by j4cobgarby, Apr 10, 2019.

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  1. j4cobgarby


    Sep 18, 2018
    For a test PCB I'm making, I needed to solder on an SMD micro-USB connector. Specifically, this one:
    I used a tiny bit solder paste and a hot air gun, and it visually looks fine, but here's the issue: I'm using the micro-USB connector to program an Atmega32u4 with its default dfu bootloader, and I can't get it to work correctly. I've mentioned this in a previous post.
    I want to make sure that the usb-connector isn't the issue here. What's the easiest way to check all the connections work? If needs be, I could snip the cable of a micro usb-cable, and probe the individual wires, but i'd rather not if there's a better way.

  2. Bluejets


    Oct 5, 2014
    Fine, then check it first, then plug it in and continue the test.

    It's called "process of elimination".
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