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Debug connector on FRDM board going bad. Any suggestions?

Question asked by injunear on Dec 17, 2012
Latest reply on Dec 18, 2012 by Pedro Augusto Panecatl Salas

Hello,

 

I have been using one of my FRDM boards exclusively for about three months now. I can't even guess how many times I have plugged and unplugged the debug USB connector; hundreds, if not a couple of thousands, of times. The connector has recently become intermittent.

 

Has this been an issue with anyone else?

 

I was not able to find any information about a warranty on the Freescale website. Is there one? Would it cover a worn out USB connector?

 

Are there any quick fixes to keep the connector, and thus the board, usable a while longer? For instance, can one cut through the plastic cover and bend the leaf spring that holds the plug in place, or is the problem likely something else?

 

Being a development board, one would expect the debug port to be used countless times. What is the life expectancy of the connector?

 

Even if the board is soon to become trash, I have three more with which I can continue developing. At $13 a board, I really can't complain if the connector can only be used 2-3000 times.

 

I am not expecting 5 star repair service. I am just asking what the options are, and what the life expectancy of the connector is.

 

Thank you.

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