Thanks, that's useful to know. Could you have a close look under a magnifying glass and tell me if the capacitors next to the crystal are also missing? I'd probably be able to solder the crystal back on if I needed it, but the capacitors would be impossible.
and I don't understand why all of you get Due's with proper markings and even the jtag header soldered.Seems like one is better off buying from ebay than through official channels, what a shame.
What does the (supposedly official) schematic on the downloads page indicate? RTC xtal or not?
I must admit if plunked down the dough for one of these things at the full official list price, I'd be annoyed if I got one that didn't have the RTC. For $49 + shipping and taxes (and possibly more, depending on where you live) I'd expect something fairly premium, with all the bells and whistles. After all, not exactly cheap for uC dev board, considering the alternatives...
QuoteThanks, that's useful to know. Could you have a close look under a magnifying glass and tell me if the capacitors next to the crystal are also missing? I'd probably be able to solder the crystal back on if I needed it, but the capacitors would be impossible.I can,From Arduino Store now Crystal no capacitors.From eBay Crystal and capacitors.
Thanks again.I tried soldering on a watch crystal by itself and it is not enough - in fact it is worse, only 42 seconds per minute! With capacitors it runs at a more conventional 60 seconds per minute But there is no easy place to solder the capacitors on (I was literally holding them between the crystal and the shielding of the USB port, which can't have helped the accuracy much).
Do we really need to calculate this??? on an product that is randomly shipped with or without crystal?, with or without headers?, with or without labelling on the board?
Well, I bought a board, that I expect to be complete.