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 Post subject: Tactrix USB socket keeps breaking
PostPosted: Sat Apr 16, 2016 12:08 pm 
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As title says this is now the second time my USB socket on the tactrix has now give up.
Reason is if you knock the cable (normally when logging) it doesn't take much to break the solder connections inside.
This is now the second time this has happened over the last 3/4 years but I'm getting concerned there's not going to be much left soon to fix the problem.
Anybody ever have this problem and is there a way to prevent from happening ( solder cable directly to the board maybe)


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 Post subject: Re: Tactrix USB socket keeps breaking
PostPosted: Sun Apr 17, 2016 3:13 pm 
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i use an OBD extension lead now to keep the tactrix safe - got it off amazon for 20 quid, it's quite thick and doesn't seem to give any problems for me. Means I can set the tractrix over in the passenger side with the laptop in the safe zone away from swirling legs!

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 Post subject: Re: Tactrix USB socket keeps breaking
PostPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2016 9:51 am 
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Sounds like a good idea that one..

I've read about people using 90* usb sockets but your fix sounds best you could even relocate it with that cable into the glove box


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 Post subject: Re: Tactrix USB socket keeps breaking
PostPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2016 12:48 pm 
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daverst wrote:
Sounds like a good idea that one..

I've read about people using 90* usb sockets but your fix sounds best you could even relocate it with that cable into the glove box


you can use 90* OBD also, it is very convenient.

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 Post subject: Re: Tactrix USB socket keeps breaking
PostPosted: Fri Oct 28, 2016 7:18 am 
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I removed the housing on the tactrix adapter and soldered a USB cable on to the card.. works great (so far) :)


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 Post subject: Re: Tactrix USB socket keeps breaking
PostPosted: Fri Oct 28, 2016 10:12 am 
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fiddefuling wrote:
I removed the housing on the tactrix adapter and soldered a USB cable on to the card.. works great (so far) :)

I did the same thing, but eventually the solder broke (probably my sub par soldering).
I sent it back to Tactrix and they fixed it for free including replacing the housing (which I damaged pretty good getting it apart).
They mentioned the board can only be fixed so many time before the traces on the circuit board get damaged too much.
They did offer a friend of mine a decent discount on a replacement for the same issue.


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 Post subject: Re: Tactrix USB socket keeps breaking
PostPosted: Sat Nov 19, 2016 12:15 am 
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You can also "unhook" the OBD port from it's spot, and it just dangles by the wires. Lets you tuck it up behind the dash so you don't have stuff poking into your cockpit.


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