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Component (capacitor) broke off from soundboard 6 months 1 week ago #80814

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A few months ago, my saber accidentally fell from maybe less than a meter onto the floor and, somehow, I think a chip or some other type of component I haven't identified yet fell off (somehow the soldering just broke??) I'm a bit puzzled as to how it just fell off like that honestly.

I think I may have done something improperly however when I assembled my saber because I noticed it did get kind of hot when I would turn it on. I'm thinking maybe I had a bad contact or my wires were too thin?

What type of wire do you guys recommend to use?

Does anyone of you have any idea what needs to be replaced there? Who manufactures those? It would be silly to throw away the whole thing just because a chip fell off (or whatever was there....) So I'd like to get a replacement one and just solder it on the board.

In case you can't spot it, the missing thing is just below the battery connection, where it's printed C1

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Chip fell off soundboard 6 months 1 week ago #80817

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Very likely an SMD Ceramic Capacitor, but there's no way of knowing the original specs without measuring the capacitance of the component on a whole board.
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Chip fell off soundboard 6 months 3 days ago #81140

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Thanks for that info. Makes sense C1 for capacitor 1 I guess. I'm sure someone on the forums knows about that. Either way, I sent a message to Saberforge. Hopefully they'll give me useful info.
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Component (capacitor) broke off from soundboard 6 months 2 days ago #81196

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Thank you for contacting Saber Forge, unfortunately, we do not have the specs on the resistor that looks to have fallen off your board. What is your order number for this purchase? If this was a plug and play board unwrapping the heatshrink does void your warranty as this can cause heat damage if the board is not kept properly insulated.

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Ok, that wasn't useful at all, besides the mention of the heatsink. So, from what I'm getting, they're the ones who designed those boards but they don't give out the specs? And they're saying it's a resistor...

What bothers me in this is that I actually never even ordered a plug and play board. I ordered the crimson soundboard, got a viridium. So i sent it back and they sent me a plug and play crimson instead. I thought "might as well use that". Besides, it's worth more. I was just a little disappointed because then I had almost no assembly to do.

By doing a quick research on googelll I found this



So, it is indeed a MLCC.

Does anyone know someone from Saberforge who would be able to give me the info I need?
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Component (capacitor) broke off from soundboard 6 months 2 days ago #81201

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I actually doubt anyone at SaberForge knows.

You might have better luck contacting Nova Conceptions, since I believe they designed the older SaberCore boards. Hunting down the website, the email appears to be This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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Component (capacitor) broke off from soundboard 6 months 2 days ago #81204

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On one of mine, that cap measured 7.3 uF.

... if that helps at all.

I'm guessing a common 10 uF one would probably work.
I like shiny things.
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Component (capacitor) broke off from soundboard 6 months 1 day ago #81229

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Thank you! :cheer: You're awesome B)

Time to fix that board!
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Component (capacitor) broke off from soundboard 2 months 5 days ago #86431

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Did the fix work OK? I have the same issue and need to identify the capacitance of that SMT capacitor.
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Component (capacitor) broke off from soundboard 2 months 1 day ago #86711

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To answer my own question, yes it did. 10 microfarad capacitor did the job. Tantalum SMD capacitor is a bit more suited to a soldering iron. It's directional and the positive (anode, marked by a stripe) needs to point to the edge of the board.
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