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Topic: Broken Servo. Help please :( (Read 1 time) previous topic - next topic


Does anyone know where i can get a replacement servo main board for a Power HD 1711MG  servo?  I can't seem to find anywhere online to buy servo mainboards. I paid 25$ for this one at a local electronics store.  I don't want to have to buy another servo just because i was being stupid.

How it happened:
so i was being a careless noob today cause i got like 1 hour of sleep last night. -.- i should know better than to mess with electronics when im not competent to do so. But i didn't, so i hooked the positive wire of a 4 AA battery box to the negative terminal on the servo, and i hooked the negative to the positive. Next thing i know there is smoke coming out of the servo, the insulation on the wires melt near where the wires go into the servo box. :( so i open up the servo to look at the damage and the servo wires even came unsolder-ed -.-


It might not be dead.  Resolder the wires and see if it works.  Some electronics are surprisingly robust.

I don't know of anyplace that sells replacement "stock" electronics for commercial servos.
Sparkfun has an "openServo" board (replacement electronics with increased capabilities; only slightly more expensive than a full new servo that it would fit int.)


If all else fails, Pololu has that for under $13

Terry King

Ouch! Sorry to hear about your smoke  :smiley-roll-sweat:

Only worse thing would be to stop trying stuff out.

I have some (DISCLAIMER) low-cost servos here: http://arduino-direct.com/sunshop/index.php?l=product_list&c=10

How much torque do you need??
Regards, Terry King  ..On the Red Sea at KAUST.edu.sa
terry@yourduino.com  LEARN! DO! (Arduino Boards, Sensors, Parts @ http://yourduino.com

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