I received my 6 251's on Friday and I must say that I am very impressed with how well they are put together. All the components are laid out very fancy and and impressive. I cannot wait to try them out on my machines.
OK. on to my problem. On 2 of the drives that I received, there is a transistor in the corner of the board right above the top of the cap that is very crooked. One is so bad that I believe that it is shorting with one of the pins on the transistor next to it. On the other 4 drives they are all straight.
Could I just reheat the solder on the messed up ones to straighten them? Dose it even matter that there crooked?
My other question is: what is with the small jumper wire going across the same edge of the board?
Its not a major problem right away as I only need 3 for my machine. The other 3 are for future machine features/robotics. Whichever come first.
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I would call Geckodrive. I'm sure they would want you to return them for replacements