[Gta04-owner] Shapeways case and MMC connector

Lukas Maerdian luk at slyon.de
Sun Apr 13 13:22:22 CEST 2014


2014-04-12 17:14 GMT+02:00 Paul Kocialkowski <contact at paulk.fr>:
> Le samedi 12 avril 2014 à 11:38 +0200, Paul Kocialkowski a écrit :
>> > I broke my MMCX connector a long time ago and have just covered the
>> > hole.  If you don't use the external antenna, you don't need the
>> > connector.  Depending on the cost of the print, you could just order a
>> > new middle piece that doesn't include that hole.
>>
>> Oh but I really want to use the external antenna! Staying with a missing
>> MMCX connector is not an option for me, thanks for the tips though :)
>
> After about 4 hours of fighting with my soldering iron, inhaling more
> tin smoke than I should have inhaled and soldering/unsoldering the
> connector about a dozen times, I finally got the middle connector to
> make reliable contact with the board. The soldering is apparently not
> very strong (probably not stronger than it was originally), so I'll have
> to remember to be very gentle with it.
>
> Now the external antenna is recognized properly by the switch sysfs and
> I was able to get a fix using the external antenna on Debian.
>
> I just hope it'll hold for the time being, so that I don't have to go
> through the same process of soldering the connector back another time.
>
> Next step is adding GPS support to Replicant!

Great! I'm glad it worked out.
Thanks for your report about it - it might be of value for others in the future!

BR,
  Lukas


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