FP2 Bottom Module: Repair broken µUSB port

We will be both at the lower end of the beautiness of soldering scale :wink:

At the picure it looks like the four left pins are short. Do you have an ohm meter to check?

If the mic doesent come back to proper work, let me know. I have some mic parts available.

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Yep, will do. Though data transfer works okay, as does charging, and it’s perhaps only the bad quality of the photo.

Ok thanks!

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Hi,

I also want to share my experience with repairing the microphone.
From one day to the next my microphone didn’t want to work anymore. This was not the first time but now, I can’t buy a new bottom module…
I read a few times that the pcb tracks are maybe cracked. So I opend my bottom module, heated it up to soften the glue and the solder and removed the microphone from the pcb. And the result was: All three tracks are broken (now) :wink: (see picture below)…
The solderpads of the pcb were still on the bottom side of the microphone. And as you can see, there is a short between two of the four contacts. After cleaning up and solder removing, you can see in the green pcb of the microphone, there is already a short between these two contacts. Therefore, the microphone need only 3 contacts to the board.
I scratched away the black of the three remaining tracks so that you can see the copper and you have new contactpads for soldering. The microphone contacts got new solder (a little bit too much) und flux so that there is enough which can flow to the new contactpads. I put the microphone back on the pcb, a little bit displaced so that the solder is over the new pads, heated it up and pressed it to the board.

And now, it works again! :hugs: :hugs: :hugs:

(I hope you can see the picture. It is the first time for me to post a picture.
Also, I’m sorry for the bad quality. I took the picture with my FP2 through the ocular of a normal microscope :sweat_smile:)

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Just a link to a relevant topic on relating microphones but the topic is closed, hence

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How did you do that? My FP2’s microphone does not work any more. There is no waranty left, so, having not much to lose, I would like to try to repair it like you.
Currently, I’m at this point.
I don’t know how to go further.
I don’t manage to take the circuit out of its case.
Won’t I break it?
How did you do?

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Hi, sorry I was on vacation.

As you can see on my pictures I didn’t take the PCB out of its white case. But with the heat you will probably attack the case and melt it a little bit. When you are careful, a little bit of melting won’t be a problem, but you need a hot air piston so that the hot air will hit only the microphone. Otherwise I recommend to separate the PCB from the case.

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Thanks for your reply.
I was impatient, I had no hot air piston, so I put the PCB and the half case in my oven.
It melt, and, as I was not careful, it melt more than few.
Well this half of case is not usable any more now, but I was able to take off the microphone.
The phone is still usable with only half a case for the bottom module and no primary mic.
I’ll try to solder the microphone some day soon.

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