kevin38
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Resistor broken RPi3

Tue Aug 02, 2016 2:33 pm

Hello,
Today by opening my RPi case I saw a small resistor who was moving around in the case, I found where it come from but I don't know what I have to do ..?
If someone can explain me what for it is needed and if the rpi can't work without.
Here the link of the photo on my Google drive because it's too big for the forum : https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1aQgS ... p=drivesdk

Thanks in advance

RAZERZ
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Re: Resistor broken RPi3

Tue Aug 02, 2016 3:03 pm

Well, does the pi work? As in, does it boot? I do not recommend soldiering it back unless you have a sturdy hand a good experience with soldiering. If I was you, I'd take it back to the re seller for either a refund or a new one.
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Re: Resistor broken RPi3

Tue Aug 02, 2016 4:04 pm

That is a capacitor, not a resistor. Neither the capacitor nor the board appear to be damaged so anyone who is adept at soldering (which is quite different from soldiering!) should have no difficulty to put it back on. Maybe you know someone who can do that 2 minute task.
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Re: Resistor broken RPi3

Tue Aug 02, 2016 10:20 pm

C58 is the output coupling capacitor for Audio Left output. If you are not using the audio from the A/V out jack, your Pi will work without it. Keep it carefully in case you ever need it!
Location: 345th cell on the right of the 210th row of L2 cache

kevin38
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Re: Resistor broken RPi3

Wed Aug 03, 2016 6:34 am

Thanks for all your answers !

First, since I've found the capacitor I didn't try to power it because I didn't know what can arrive..
I can't send it back because I bought it by traveling in the USA and I live in France..
I can't soldier it alone because I have the necessary materials for soldiering a small thing like this..
I never used the jack output and it will maybe never happen, so if it's just needed for this use I can continue by using my pi without this capacitor ?

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Re: Resistor broken RPi3

Wed Aug 03, 2016 8:40 am

kevin38 wrote:I never used the jack output and it will maybe never happen, so if it's just needed for this use I can continue by using my pi without this capacitor ?
davidcoton wrote: If you are not using the audio from the A/V out jack, your Pi will work without it.
Location: 345th cell on the right of the 210th row of L2 cache

kevin38
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Re: Resistor broken RPi3

Wed Aug 03, 2016 8:44 am

Thanks to everyone ! I'll set this post as resolved !

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Re: Resistor broken RPi3

Wed Mar 29, 2017 6:32 pm

I have exactly the same I didn't even touch it :p I'll re-solder it.

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