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This will be the final post in the “Fang struggling with hardmod” trilogy.

Boy do I ever feel like a dumb fucking idiot. Not because anything I did was necessarily wrong or because I did something plain stupid, mind you. What I did was far more simple than that. I didn’t follow the instructions correctly. I assumed that soldering directly onto the SD-to-USB adapter’s contacts would be the same as soldering to a microSD-to-SD adapter and plugging that in. Apparently it wasn’t. Only thing I can think of is the bridged ground that was missing, but that shouldn’t have any impact, right?

See, there you have it. I know fuck all about hardware (though I’m a bit wiser now than I was a week ago) and somehow thought it was a good idea to trust my own judgement. At the very least I could’ve done some more research to verify my claims. But I didn’t, and spent a couple of days confusing myself further.

So remember kids: if there’s instructions to follow, follow them exactly. Make no excuses, or you could be wasting a lot of time.
~ Fang

Comments

  • 11/08/2015 (1:33 PM)

    You learned an important lesson today. One you’ll soon forget just like everyone else who decided to always follow the manual.

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