So after years of great service I have damaged my Simucube base I bought new from Simracing bay. My youngest decided to yank on one of the two usb cables and damaged the right side socket on the granite board.
I have a few questions.
The wheel gets recognized with the left usb cable plugged in only (something I have never tried). Zero happens when I try the damaged right usb port (IONI socket). Is the duel usb even necessary? Is it just a redundant system or do I need both usb cables for the small MiGE to operate properly?
Also…I can solder a bit and might attempt to replace the socket myself. I can’t tell if its just the four socket lugs soldered onto the pcb and the socket “pads itself” onto the contacts on the pcb for the usb connections…or if I need to solder the microscopic 5 leads for the usb connections to the board (not happening if this is the case). If anyone has tried this repair…can you give me some tips?
Finally…is it just a matter of inserting the servo card/hooking up the wires/installing the latest software (if I need to buy a new granite board)? Or do I need to do more prep work to make sure I purchase the correct board to get it back up and running?
Thanks in advance for any help.