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abdelkarim , 06-29-2021, 04:43 AM
Hello every one ,
Please i recieve my pcb , it's my first time to test a board , please any help or advices how to test it withou dammaging the pcb . @robertferanec
qdrives , 06-30-2021, 02:03 PM
1) Do a visual inspection:
- Check solder connection
- Check component orientation
- Check correct components mounted (especially the power regulators)
2) Slowly apply power.
- Keep the current limit low.
- Gently increase voltage in steps.
- Check voltage regulator(s) output(s). Check from low voltage to higher. I.e. 3.3V regulator, pause at 3.5V, check output (<= 3.3V).
- Keep an eye on current consumption. Increase if needed.
3) Check for components getting hot.

4) Optional: watch this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fEQyW0qQFjk (First power of device!)

5) Program software
6) Check functionality
abdelkarim , 07-01-2021, 01:20 AM
thank you very much
robertferanec , 07-02-2021, 05:12 AM
Very good answer from @qdrives

Also if you like, some time ago I made this video:
Bringing up i.MX6 Board to Life - from unpacking to booting https://youtu.be/LPeCKuz7tFs
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