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Old 03-24-2009, 06:27 PM   #1
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Default Fixing Sandstone module

IN the process of trying to shorten my 100mW module from susie, I accidently cut what I hope to be just a trace. It was to the left of the spring, where the + input sign is. I'll add some pictures soon, but does anyone know where I need t bridge the gap?

On a related note, is there any way that I can shorten the module without damaging it. It is like 0.5cm short for my galileo, so won't fit. Can I use a hacksaw and cut off the spare metal at the front, or is there a battery that is a similar size to a CR123, but shorter

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Old 03-24-2009, 06:51 PM   #2
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Default Re: Fixing Sandstone module

Pics are here now:
AS you can see, I tried to bridge it to the resistor, but I am beginning to think that it is just to the switch that I need to do it.




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Old 03-24-2009, 07:24 PM   #3
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Default Re: Fixing Sandstone module

CR2 batteries come in Primary or rechargeable and measure 15mm X 27mm. A CR123 is 16mm X 34mm. So it may work for you...

Just curious, how did you end up accidentally cutting into the circuit board?
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Default Re: Fixing Sandstone module

Well, being the genius that I am, I couldn't see a component, and thought it was just a solder pad, so I snipped it off to make more room :-[

Oh well, you live and learn ;D
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We all make mistakes like that once in a while. ;D

Looks like you probably fixed it though!
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If you lost the positive solder contact, then you could simply attach the positive connection directly to the brass body of the module.. All green modules are case positive.
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The resistor thing didn't work, so i'll try the spring one at the weekend.

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If you lost the positive solder contact, then you could simply attach the positive connection directly to the brass body of the module.. All green modules are case positive.
Sorry, I missed this. I'm using it case negative, but it cut a trace, so the driver is useless for the moment.
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