Component Identification: Problem in power input circuit

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Sun Aug 16, 2020 10:59 pm


Unfortunately I had yet another problem which made my Lattepanda Alpha unbootable. After probing around, I isolated the problem to the area around the primary input MOSFETS and by sheer luck, touching component (0402 resistor?) circled in red in the attached picture made the red LED briefly light up, which made me realize that that component is making a bad contact.

By visual analysis under a microscope, the circled component appears to be cracked, thus the bad contact. If I apply continuous pressure on it, I am able to boot the board, and after boot I can release the pressure without any crashes / abnormal behavior, so it seems this component is only essential to the boot process.

Now, I need to replace that component, but as it is cracked I am unable to get a good reading and figuring it out myself, so I would be very grateful if anyone knows which component it is and its respective value, and is willing to share that information.
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Mon Aug 17, 2020 1:51 am

20K ohm resistor per my VOM in-circuit measurement.

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Mon Aug 17, 2020 9:42 am

ccs_hello is correct.
It's RES 0402 20K OHM +/-1%
Enjoy Tinkering with LattePanda ! :lol:

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Mon Aug 17, 2020 4:42 pm

Thank you very much for the always prompt replies.

After I get the 20k resistor and replace the cracked one I will report the status of the repair for future reference.

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