Documenting A Broken PC Board with Photos

Ron Fredericks writes: I use the phototshop zoomify tool and blog plugin to document electronic board issues because a high quality photo can be so easily explored by experts to diagnose issues visually.

Zoomify PC Board Photo – top view

In the zoomify photo below, one can see the burn marks from excessive voltage applied to power connector in upper right hand corner:

LectureMaker Presents – the zoomable 82164A HP-IL / RS-232C Interface

The zoomable photo offers several user controls to view 21 megapixels of information captured from this high quality photograph taken using LectureMaker’s professional studio resources:

  • Click anywhere in the photo to expand that part of the view
  • Drag the slider control to expand the center of the view
  • Once expanded, drag the navigation puck located at the upper left

Normal PC Board Photo – bottom view

Bottom View - 82164A HP-Il / RS-232C Interface (not working)

Note: click image above, for larger view.

Author: Ron Fredericks

Ron's technology skill set includes open source software development, architecture design, quick prototyping, project/product management, operating system development, compiler development, debugger development, component reuse, network protocols, new media streaming, real-time performance, embedded systems, mobile apps, power engineering, and countless application development projects. Ron is also a business developer, video and animation artist, public speaker, eLearning platform developer, and independent researcher at LinkedIn Profile:

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