Nav system CF card plug repaired.


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Nav system CF card plug repaired.

Postby virgilmobile » Tue Nov 20, 2012 1:51 pm



I'm not in the habit of taking on bench work outside the scope of the business where I'm employed.
But I did this for a fellow winger who can't get along without it. ;)

I received a Nav unit privately to look at.
The plug was damaged.
The damaged plug must be a proprietary item...I couldn't find anything like it and there were no identifying marks on it....
I made a judgment call and adapted what I could find.

*****This is tedious work....all soldering is under a microscope with especially small tools so you would have a difficult time finding anyone willing to do this.
So ......I post this and the pictures as a FYI only.
I first thought it had a SD card....That would have been easy...Only 9 pins
50 individual pins to solder...whew



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Re: Nav system CF card plug repaired.

Postby rb7632 » Tue Nov 20, 2012 3:42 pm

WOW, you're fast Virgil. I can't wait to get it back and try it out. Thank you so much for taking on this challenge. U DA MAN! :D :D :D :D
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Re: Nav system CF card plug repaired.

Postby virgilmobile » Tue Nov 20, 2012 4:15 pm

I'll send it ASAP.Do post if it works...As you know,I have no way to test it in the shop.

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Re: Nav system CF card plug repaired.

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Nov 20, 2012 8:40 pm

Thanks so much for taking that on, virgil. Once he confirmed that it was surface-mounted, I could think of only one person who I knew of that did surface mount rework who would probably be willing to look at it. :)

I can remember making a prototype of a satellite radio adapter by unsoldering a row of SM pins from a unobtainable proprietary connector like that, and tack-soldering my own wires in place. It took about four hours to do, from start to finish, under a microscope. Once I got it all working, I showed the finished product to my partners. They were overjoyed. They said, "great, we'll buy 500 or so of them and we can modify them just like this one and sell them!"

Uh, no. :)

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Re: Nav system CF card plug repaired.

Postby virgilmobile » Tue Nov 20, 2012 10:02 pm

I appreciate the nod. :geek:
This was good to be able to do.it defanitly keeps my skill level up.

500 more?? Like you said...uh NO.
A few in my spare time maybe :D

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Re: Nav system CF card plug repaired.

Postby themainviking » Wed Nov 21, 2012 8:10 am

virgilmobile - you are a saint. I know no one who can do this work that "would have" taken it on for a fellow winger who you really did not know. I guarantee you have made a friend in the one you did this for. You have also gained vastly in the "respected" person category in my views. (not that my views mean much, but there you have it)
Kudos to you man.

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