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Dan posted:

The most common fault I find with POD's not working is not the ULA (though this has occured), but the 9 connector pins on the back.

After years spent outside, these tend to get dirty, rusty, corroded and create a bad connection between the POD and the control box.  They are also often the source of broken solder joints

You could clean them off but I prefer to just unsolder them and fit brand new long header pins in their place, giving the POD many more years of service:

2.54mm Straight Male Header 21mm long

Here we have the POD PCB with the headers removed:

And with the new ones soldered on.  When doing this you need to be very careful not to lift the PCB tracks when unsoldering:

posted on: 25/05/2013 14:16:15