Go 600 windscreen charger


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Go 600
the charging port on my go 600 windscreen mount isn't working, on taking the mount apart the charging port has come off the small circuit board, not sure if soldering back on would help, can I buy just the circuit board with port attached or would it be a now complete mount?
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canderson

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Is it the port between the GO and the dock that is the problem, or the USB connector on the dock that is the problem? The former would be a nightmare for most people to work with. The USB connector, with some glue and solder, even with a torn trace, might be repairable by someone with good board skills.
 
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Hi
It's where the cable goes into the dock, I took the dock apart and the 'cage' the connector goes in has come off the board.
Thanks
 
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canderson

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Dicey, but definitely possible. There are also replacement connectors out there if needed, though not sure where you source them in the UK. We use outfits like Digikey here. I assume that the unit dropped from the mounting position with the cord attached, causing the damage.

You'll need to assess the condition of the traces on the board to see whether these have been torn away, and those must be dealt with very carefully and thoroughly first. If the 600 is like other TT units, the USB connector should have two lugs on the sides that anchor it to the board along with the power and data traces. If determined as repairable, then in the end, adhering the connector to the board may also be in order, rather than depending solely upon the solder joints to do the mechanical work.

You'll want someone with good board repair experience at the helm.
 

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