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Old 11-18-2021, 08:27 PM   #1
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Default Fanatec Wheel Base PCB Eyelet Replacement?

Working on a Fanatec wheel base assembly with a damaged USB port. It has a USB B female USB port (like a printer). One of the traces underneath the USB port as torn, and the PCB eyelet is damaged. The torn trace itself is not to big a deal to fix, but the eyelet is another matter. It's the eyelet for one of the smaller USB data pins, is it possible to find a replacement eyelet somewhere? Where can I order something like that? And what tool would I need to crimp it in place?

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Old 11-18-2021, 08:42 PM   #2
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Default Re: Fanatec Wheel Base PCB Eyelet Replacement?

Mouser maybe for eyelet, I guess I can measure size of original eyelet with caliper. Although it seems they only have brass eyelets, not copper.
https://www.mouser.com/c/electromech...q=pcb%20eyelet

There's also https://www.circuitmedic.com/index.html
Prices seem high but perhaps a better selection than mouser.

Any recommendations on eyelet setting tool for this small size?

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Old 11-19-2021, 04:55 AM   #3
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Default Re: Fanatec Wheel Base PCB Eyelet Replacement?

the board doesnt have islets, it's through-hole plating.
if you can see where the pin connects then run a jumpwire, if not because it runs inside the board then you have some work to do
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Old 11-19-2021, 03:59 PM   #4
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jb weld it. just make sure all the connections are made properly.
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Old 11-19-2021, 04:18 PM   #5
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so jb is non-conductive??
i thought it was "metal loaded epoxy" ??
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Old 11-19-2021, 06:27 PM   #6
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JB weld makes all kinds of epoxy including non conductive. I use it to fill in holes in boards all the time. I just find this JB weld is better than LePage. Preference I guess.
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Old 11-19-2021, 08:23 PM   #7
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I don't think he is trying to fill a hole, the hole which had a feed-thru is where the usb pin is located, he just needs to connect a thin wire between the usb pin and where the trace went.
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JB weld makes all kinds of epoxy including non conductive. I use it to fill in holes in boards all the time. I just find this JB weld is better than LePage. Preference I guess.
Which JB weld do you use on circuit boards I have need to fill holes before
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Which JB weld do you use on circuit boards I have need to fill holes before
Not sure on top of my head but it's something called like Clearweld. It dries clear like any other clear epoxy.
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Not sure on top of my head but it's something called like Clearweld. It dries clear like any other clear epoxy.
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Old 11-22-2021, 07:15 PM   #11
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Default Re: Fanatec Wheel Base PCB Eyelet Replacement?

Eyelets are tiny, 1mm hole width and 1.5mm flange head. Only place that seemed to have it was CircuitMedic. The refill kit here should do the trick:
https://www.circuitmedic.com/products/201-3140.html
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Old 11-22-2021, 07:28 PM   #12
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i normally put a strand of wire through the hole and call it done .. has to carry enough current though .
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Old 11-23-2021, 08:55 AM   #13
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Or another option is to take wrapping wire and rap around the compost pin and make a pad where is none left I have done this yes it takes some patience and a little bit of trial and error for you to get it right

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