On powerup, success! Kind of...
board vias and top-trace connections were difficult under the PLCC socket. I'm seeing if I can do some corrective surgery on it, if not I'll be removong, fixing, and replacing the PLCC socket.
Sounds like you've got everything under control.
For connecting broken traces, I've had good luck with silver pens
, although I haven't tried the Adafruit one. Since the bottom of the board doesn't show, making the connections with wire is always an option. I did that for the extended battery hack
and am happy with the results.
In the guide, it suggestes that when testing boost output, the reading should not be below 40v. This is misleading, mine was 12.4.
Now that you mention it, I vaguely remember being concerned at that step... and I had an official Adafruit kit!
As said before, thanks for all the help with this. I'll update again as I make progress, and hopefully eventually a fully functional photo. :)
Awesome! I would enjoy seeing how everything turns out.