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Hi guys, I have been working on my Kinzuadder for awhile now, have hacked up the kinzu v1 chassis to fit the DA PCB (using a DA 3G v3 PCB), so I'm left with only the desolder and soldering bit before im done with the kinzuadder.




As you can see from the pics, I have hacked off mouse 4 portion off from the kinzu v1 PCB, that will be the final layout for my kinzuadder, cept that I'll be using a kinzu v2 PCB instead as the scroll wheel decoder of the kinzu v1 PCB you see in the pic is spoilt.

Any kinzuadder experts able to enlighten me if there's any difference between the top half of the kinzu v1 and kinzu v2 PCB, as well as share with me how to connect the pins according to achieve something like this?

(someone else's kinzuadder, not sure whos)

(rawkd's kinzuadder)
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post #2 of 12


maybe you have to try where to solder the GND, since the PCB is cut and the trace is disconnected here and there for GND, depends on the kinzu v2 button-PCB.
Edited by thuNDa - 1/6/14 at 4:16am
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Thanks thuNDa, +repped. smile.gif
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post #4 of 12
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Just got my kinzu v2 today, seems like the top half of the kinzu v2 pcb is a little different with 2 resistors right above mouse4. I'm not sure if the resistors are important, does anyone know if i should be cutting along the blue or the red line?
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post #5 of 12
you could also leave the button-PCB untouched, and cut the DA-PCB instead:
IFsXjVBs.jpg
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post #6 of 12
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Quote:
Originally Posted by thuNDa View Post

you could also leave the button-PCB untouched, and cut the DA-PCB instead:
IFsXjVBs.jpg

Is it possible to cut the DA PCB so deep for the 3G v2/3.5G version? I can see the trace running through the area right above the sensor
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post #7 of 12
the trace coming from the DPI-switch can be cut, you need only something of the trace below remaining(coming from TP26 of the sensor).
which ever DA you use, you have to set back the lens about 2mm anyway to make it fit, but then you have one working button more on your mouse, and connecting the PCB's is easier too.thumb.gif
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post #8 of 12
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Ahh shucks, i think i messed it up big time here. I went ahead with cutting the DA PCB but now the sensor stops responding for about 0.5s in every 5s intervals.... I failed frown.gif

I still have another 3.5G DA that i could replace the 3G PCB with... Gotta understand where i went wrong first.


EDIT: Reflashed firmware, sensor is now working fine! Back in the game! thumb.gif
Edited by jerronchua55 - 1/8/14 at 12:08am
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post #9 of 12
3G?

don't use driver 3.05, they cause what you described.
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post #10 of 12
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Might have actually destroyed 3 PCBs in the process of making my kinzuadder here. frown.gif

DA 3G PCB:



Went too harsh during the desoldering process, accidentally removed the copper contact on pins 4 and 5 along with the old wires and solder.


Kinzu v2 PCB:



Needless to say, this PCB is definitely f**ked at the pins.


DA 3.5G PCB:



Desoldering went alot better this time around but did a crappy job with the soldering. Somehow when I connected the wires straight to the PCB in this manner: (pic below)



When I activated the LB switch there was no response. (10th pin on the DA (gnd) was connected to the bottom pin of the switch, while 6th pin on the DA (M1) was connected to the middle pin of the switch)

But when I connected the wires in this manner:



The LB registered without me having to activate the switch. (10th pin on the DA (gnd) was connected to the bottom pin of the switch, while 6th pin on the DA (M1) was connected to the top pin of the switch)

I'm not sure if the problem now lies with the button PCB or the sensor PCB.
Edited by jerronchua55 - 1/10/14 at 6:45am
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