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Hello everyone, i had a question. Could anyone tell me what the component is that is missing from the photo? i must have overheated the board while soldering and it came loose.

I got everything soldered together and at first, it said "shorted" when i tried to test an atty. I unplugged my battery, checked the balance connections and B- and B+, then both gnd and out pads. Everything looked solid after I touched it up with the iron. Once I plugged the lipo back in, it sparked and I immediately removed the lipo. Now its totally dead when I plug it into my pc. I had pins 2 and 3 jumpered because I'm using a 2s lipo with a 3 pin JST balance plug. The board came out of a realeaux if that makes any difference.

I ended up just buying a new mod instead of building one. Any help would be greatly appreciated!  dna_board.jpg 

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Deftones161 said:

Hello everyone, i had a question. Could anyone tell me what the component is that is missing from the photo? i must have overheated the board while soldering and it came loose.

I got everything soldered together and at first, it said "shorted" when i tried to test an atty. I unplugged my battery, checked the balance connections and B- and B+, then both gnd and out pads. Everything looked solid after I touched it up with the iron. Once I plugged the lipo back in, it sparked and I immediately removed the lipo. Now its totally dead when I plug it into my pc. I had pins 2 and 3 jumpered because I'm using a 2s lipo with a 3 pin JST balance plug. The board came out of a realeaux if that makes any difference.

I ended up just buying a new mod instead of building one. Any help would be greatly appreciated!  dna_board.jpg 

welcome to the forum Deftones161. you're missing a resistor. you would of had to of gotten the board extremely hot in order for a component to fall off. if you find it you can try and solder it back yourself. if you can't, open a help ticket with evolv from their website.
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I had my fiance solder it. She does that for a living. She said that my solder tip was garbage and that she had to hold the solder to it for longer than it should have been. It wouldn't surprise me if it got hot enough to fall off. i opened up a ticket on friday and i'm just waiting for a response from them. i wish i could find the part, but its just so tiny. I'm wondering how much it would cost to have it fixed. 

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Deftones161 said:

I had my fiance solder it. She does that for a living. She said that my solder tip was garbage and that she had to hold the solder to it for longer than it should have been. It wouldn't surprise me if it got hot enough to fall off. i opened up a ticket on friday and i'm just waiting for a response from them. i wish i could find the part, but its just so tiny. I'm wondering how much it would cost to have it fixed. 

smd components that are coming out keep getting smaller and smaller, lol. evolv is great about helping people out with warranties and even if the damage is.........self inflicted. my guess is you'll be very happy with their response. i've sent back a few boards i managed kill. they've taken VERY good care of me.  
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Wow. You need to have heat sinks clipped to your board when you're soldering. I'd put them on the wires, too. I have repaired, and rebuilt tube guitar amps, and plan to build a DNA 60 mod. Maybe upgrading to DNA 250, and replacing the wiring, completely in a Hana Modz V200 (wiring needs to go, regardless). A little nervous about the smaller scale. What wattage, and tip size are recommended for soldering? Good luck with the resistor.

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[QUOTE]smd components that are coming out keep getting smaller and smaller, lol. evolv is great about helping people out with warranties and even if the damage is.........self inflicted. my guess is you'll be very happy with their response. i've sent back a few boards i managed kill. they've taken VERY good care of me.  [/QUOTE]

I've heard the same thing. Thats why I am in love with (and a total fanboy) of DNA devices! They're top notch, from what i've heard great customer service, and american made. 

[QUOTE]Wow. You need to have heat sinks clipped to your board when you're soldering. I'd put them on the wires, too. I have repaired, and rebuilt tube guitar amps, and plan to build a DNA 60 mod. Maybe upgrading to DNA 250, and replacing the wiring, completely in a Hana Modz V200 (wiring needs to go, regardless). A little nervous about the smaller scale. What wattage, and tip size are recommended for soldering? Good luck with the resistor.[/QUOTE]

Hindsight is 20/20 my friend. I've learned a valuable lesson from this experience. I need better solder tips and most definitely heat sinks. At work, I use a 1.6mm hakko chisel tip. The soldering iron I use at home is an Xtronic 4010 I got off amazon. Its a 60 Watt

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I use a 40w for wiring up boards and install. I have a 30w that I use for components but that does not get used very often. The 40w I can get on and off the board quickly with good joints. I think the recommended is 30w in most cases but I find that too be too cool.

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Here are some pics I found on this site helps to identif some of the components if you could post a pic of the future up the board I am working on a though process with a Little Help from My Friends I would be thankful .I am not affiliated with evolv in any way . evolve is very good about there warranty head on over to there website contact customer service I am always bugging them good bunch

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