NDS Motherboard circut / chip question

Discussion in 'NDS - Console and Game Discussions' started by Crudeone, Jul 29, 2011.

  1. Crudeone
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    Crudeone Newbie

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    Hello all, hopefully someone smarter than me can help me out. My son dropped his NDSL on a tile floor and it stopped working. I took it apart and found that a small chip broke off the motherboard and I am not 100% sure what i am looking at. I think it is a surface mounted inductor but I am not sure. The chip that broke off sits just under the L2 Inductor and looks just like L5 and L6. All the chips have a 100 stamped on them. If it is an inductor what size inductor is it and where can I get one.

    I have a picture of the area in question, I just don't know how to upload it to this post

    Thanks
    Crudeone
     
  2. Ace

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    A picture can be uploaded to photo services like Imgur.com or Uppix.net

    Other than that, I believe the best thing you can, and probably should do is replace the motherboard if it's broken by a fall.

    Dealextreme might possibly carry these, but I am unsure what price they go for....
    Use the Shoptemp shops, and it that fails, Google.
     
  3. Crudeone
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    Crudeone Newbie

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    Thanks for the pic info, Here is the pic.

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    I am not so hot at IDing surface mount stuff from simple pictures (letters by and large can mean anything the board designer wants) but that looks like a 10 Ohm resistor (100= 10^0- 101 would be 10^1=100 Ohms, the dot is to allow it to be read (not that 001 means anything)).

    I can not tell if that is a broken trace (although you seem to still have a bit if so) or broken "feet" from the resistor- you get to clean it when replacing it) but it looks like you got lucky.

    I would not suggest doing it long term but a simple solder bridge might see it spring back to life.
     
  5. Crudeone
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    thanks I will give it a try. I will update it when I try it.
     
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    I would suggest NOT bridging the traces. It appears to be a voltage step up converter. Try searching Mouser or email the guys at sparkfun to see if they can help you get the part.
     
  7. tiggerlator

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    It is indeed an inductor, a coil of wire basically. bridging it probably will not work, but i would say would not do no harm to try.

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    It is indeed a inductor looking at that pic, plus the component is marked with a L.
     
  10. Crudeone
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    ok' that for verifying that it is an inductor does anyone know what size it is and where to purchase? I think the 100 means that it is a 10uh inductor but what should the specs be for the amp/mA rating?
     
  11. Crudeone
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    Ok I was able to repair it. I did my homework and figured it out. Thanks for all the help
     
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