Re: need help with Funcube trouble shooting


Dale Elshoff WB8CJW
 

I had been getting the disconnect and connect sounds from Windows frequently and because my 4-port USB extension hub is on the bench in front of me I bump or move the cables often and a disconnect would occur.  I didn't have any TV tuner spray from years ago but do have a couple of the little bottles of a red contact cleaner that were supplied with every Bristol chart recorder we used for building systems at my work place back in the 1970's.  Great stuff!  I just dip a small screwdriver into the liquid and capture a couple drops to transfer to the connector contacts.  Voila!  No more ♪bleep-bloop♪ intermittencies.

Isopropyl alcohol would work temporarily to clean the contacts but contact cleaner leaves a film that helps prevent oxidation.  Replacing the connector isn't too difficult if need be.

Dale


On 12/15/2020 3:06 PM, Alan via groups.io wrote:
keeps making sound like USB connection is lost. How can I trouble shoot this?

Al,

This appears to be a USB problem.
Maybe bad lead, bad socket, or even a fault in the computer.

Alan







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