DIY Electronics Message Board
Register  |   |   |  Latest Topics
 
 
 


Reply
  Author   Comment   Page 2 of 2      Prev   1   2
JohnG

Registered:
Posts: 191
Reply with quote  #16 

Have you considered trying to repair the board? If the problem is limited to a damaged pad(s) on the board, this might work for you...
Follow the trace from the damaged pad to the next connection point, and cut a piece of jumper wire to fit. If it's a short run, you might be able to use a bare wire. If there's any danger of touching other connections, then use an insulated piece. Solder the wire from the component leg at the damaged pad (where it pokes through the board) to that next connection point.

  
> If there are things that the assembler needs to know
  
I think Google can give you far more support than any kit manufacturer can afford.  I searched on "how to solder a circuit board", and there were over a million results returned. If you're new to kit building and soldering, this is a good route to go.

 

John


Feb 16/16 -- edited for clarity  

Frank

Moderator
Registered:
Posts: 1,890
Reply with quote  #17 
Quote:
Originally Posted by RXRBILL
Frank:

So back to my original request, are replacement boards available.

As I said before, I purchased 4 of these kits from Electronic Kits and have only 1 that works. They say that they do not have any replacement boards.

My question is if any replacement boards are available, or do I need to just keep buying these until I can get another to work as I need 2 working circuits.

I find it hard to understand how your kits do not have any assembly instructions other than component placement. If there are things that the assembler needs to know such as soldering wattage to use, type of solder to use, if rosin is required, then that should be included in the instructions.

So, are replacement boards available?




The kit manufacturer has PCBs, of course - they are used to make up the kits. So yes, they could supply replacement PCBs (assuming they have stock).

However replacement PCBs may not be the best solution. You will need to remove components from one of your boards to build up a new one. Unless you have the right tools and expertise that can be a difficult job. Not to mention the risk of damaging components as you desolder them.

Re assembly instructions:
It has always been the case that kit builders have the basics required to assemble kits ie. able to identify components and able to solder. As such the assembly instructions tend to be of a general nature and only go into specifics if some special care is required for a particular component.

I will check with the kit manufacturer whether they have PCBs in stock. It is up to them whether there will be a charge or not.
RXRBILL

Registered:
Posts: 16
Reply with quote  #18 
Frank:

I will wait to hear if any replacement boards are available.

I have plenty of un-soldered components left over from the 3 failed assembly attempts, at least enough for 1 or 2 working boards. 

RRBILL

__________________
Bill Dwyer
RXRBILL
Frank

Moderator
Registered:
Posts: 1,890
Reply with quote  #19 
PCBs are available. Please email me direct so we can work out details. Frank
RXRBILL

Registered:
Posts: 16
Reply with quote  #20 
Frank:

I have sent 2 e-mails to you off line and I have had no reply.

__________________
Bill Dwyer
RXRBILL
RXRBILL

Registered:
Posts: 16
Reply with quote  #21 
Frank:

Any news yet on the K126 replacement PCB's?

__________________
Bill Dwyer
RXRBILL
Frank

Moderator
Registered:
Posts: 1,890
Reply with quote  #22 
Quote:
Originally Posted by RXRBILL
Frank:

I have sent 2 e-mails to you off line and I have had no reply.


Just checked forum settings again. Looks like the forwarding email address was wrong.

Have corrected that - please try emailing again.

Thanks,

Frank
Frank

Moderator
Registered:
Posts: 1,890
Reply with quote  #23 
Quote:
Originally Posted by RXRBILL
Frank:

Any news yet on the K126 replacement PCB's?


DIY needed to order more PCBs for stock. Have asked if they received them yet - will advise when I get a reply.
RXRBILL

Registered:
Posts: 16
Reply with quote  #24 
Frank:

I have been waiting almost 3 months now for replacement circuit boards for Kit 126.

My normal supplier is out of stock also.

Any news about replacements yet?

Bill Dwyer
RXRBILL
av8rdad@aol.com

__________________
Bill Dwyer
RXRBILL
Frank

Moderator
Registered:
Posts: 1,890
Reply with quote  #25 
Bill,

DIY have advised that they now have K126 PCBs in stock. Have asked if there will be any charge for replacements. I will email you direct when I get an answer.

Frank
Previous Topic | Next Topic
Print
Reply

Quick Navigation:

Easily create a Forum Website with Website Toolbox.

Thank you for visiting.