Nanonote bricked and dead?

Rubén Berenguel ruben at
Fri Jun 17 05:40:58 EDT 2011

Don't worry Wolfgang, I have lots of patience and will keep trying to
get it back to normal, at least for the weekend. I still have the box
(I thought it was very nice, and I usually don't discard my boxes) and
everything else that came with it, and as I am in Barcelona I can
arrange to see David one day and save us the shipping fees whatsoever.

I guess I could solder it (I've done pyrography, i.e. hot etching in
wood so I know how to "control" heat sources), if I can find a decent
solder at home or at my parents-in-law, I may do it. If you are happy
to check it, then we'll mail it if nothing else works :)


On Fri, Jun 17, 2011 at 10:18, Wolfgang Spraul <wolfgang at> wrote:
>> If I can't get it to work... What should I do David
>> (Samblas)? I guess soldering it without experience would be a sure
>> warranty voider :D Btw, I can't find the receipt... if I can't get it
>> to work, do you need it? I assume I have it, but since I can't find it
>> in the "receipt place", I don't know where it should be.
> Well, if you think your soldering is so bad that you will surely damage
> the device, then maybe don't try. Proper soldering will not void any
> warranty imo. The biggest beginner mistake is to apply too much heat,
> when you hold the hot iron in contact with the test points too long.
> In that case the test point itself may come off, which is very hard
> to fix. The soldering itself should happen in under a second.
> Don't worry about receipt, we all know each other and you obviously
> cannot have the Ben for more than 2 years. Plus I am very interested
> in general to get damaged units back for analysis, even if they are
> 5 or 10 years old.
> So I think the way it works is that you just ship your Ben back to
> Tuxbrain, ideally in the original case, but if that's gone then just
> wrap it nicely.
> Tuxbrain S.L.
> Pso Doctor Moragas 187 4 3
> 08210 Barbera del Valles
> Spain
> Then a new Ben will arrive a little later :-)
> Cheers, and thanks a lot for your patience in analyzing this on your end,
> Wolfgang
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