Prebuilt MintyPi: Broken. :(

Having trouble with your mintyPi build? Post your questions here!
Post Reply
Danklord
Posts: 1
Joined: Fri Mar 01, 2019 5:14 pm

Prebuilt MintyPi: Broken. :(

Post by Danklord » Fri Mar 01, 2019 5:32 pm

Hello, since I don’t have much experience with soldering/electronics (yet), I opted to buy a prebuilt mintypi with the intent to replace it (and give this one to my brother) with the 3.0 when it’s available. After following the tutorial up to editing a text file to configure wifi, I inserted my micro sd with the mintypi img burned into it. It wouldn’t start up, but it gave off a hardly audible, highpitched ring. When plugged in, a red light turns on inside of the tin, but still doesn’t turn on when connected to power. I’m not sure whether this is due to bad soldering on the part of the seller or another issue, but if the issue is indeed soldering I can have one of my friends fix it (and learn something in the process on the bright side 😅) Thanks a bunch for reading! Here’s the pics https://imgur.com/a/cBBaQdl

User avatar
Helder
Trailblazer
Trailblazer
Posts: 2868
Joined: Thu May 05, 2016 8:33 am
Location: Rogers, AR
Has thanked: 1431 times
Been thanked: 3091 times

Re: Prebuilt MintyPi: Broken. :(

Post by Helder » Fri Mar 01, 2019 5:44 pm

You should contact the seller but you've opened it up so they might not want to do much especially if you were messing around inside.
My Sale Threads:

Retro PSU, 3.5A output!


Chat with me and other members


Don't contact me about obtaining my board files (as you will not get them). Don't contact me about any of my boards if they are sold out, they will be restocked as soon as I can get them.


Don't support thieves like ckliang who copied my AIO to resell and is now cloning the mintyPi, support the original creators and not the thieves!

User avatar
ABH
Posts: 188
Joined: Sat May 28, 2016 7:01 pm
Location: Qatar
Has thanked: 78 times
Been thanked: 111 times

Re: Prebuilt MintyPi: Broken. :(

Post by ABH » Fri Mar 01, 2019 7:12 pm

Be careful..
CD8BFD1B-DD19-41C7-A0C1-2D95FBBD7689.jpeg
CD8BFD1B-DD19-41C7-A0C1-2D95FBBD7689.jpeg (361.08 KiB) Viewed 621 times

User avatar
rodocop
Posts: 1645
Joined: Mon Aug 22, 2016 3:14 pm
Location: Saskatchewan
Has thanked: 597 times
Been thanked: 585 times

Re: Prebuilt MintyPi: Broken. :(

Post by rodocop » Fri Mar 01, 2019 7:22 pm

This also looks sketchy. Make sure the black wire is not hitting the red there.

https://m.imgur.com/7Vlfufi

User avatar
rodocop
Posts: 1645
Joined: Mon Aug 22, 2016 3:14 pm
Location: Saskatchewan
Has thanked: 597 times
Been thanked: 585 times

Re: Prebuilt MintyPi: Broken. :(

Post by rodocop » Fri Mar 01, 2019 7:31 pm

Did it work when you got it? It's hard to tell from the pics too. But it looks like they had battery voltage going to the switch (red wire from bat to the switch). Then a black wire from the switch to ground on the minty pcb. Thag should be going to VCC on the pcb. Not ground.

Boohyaw
Posts: 9
Joined: Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:41 pm

Re: Prebuilt MintyPi: Broken. :(

Post by Boohyaw » Sat Mar 02, 2019 10:18 am

The only thing that's wired to the vcc is the usb positive on the sound card.

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest