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Offline Treadmill

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My wonderful Majestouch Minila Air (bluetooth 67-key) has stopped connecting over bluetooth, rendering it useless.

It is a sad day for us all.

But. I would like to keep using it, and am unwilling to admit defeat quite yet. Here's what I'm hoping I can do:

1) get a replacement controller board
2) get a different controller board that converts it to run over USB
3) some other solution I hadn't thought of

Does anybody know if you can buy the regular BT controller board? I tried searching for all of the serial/model numbers on it, but nothing came up.
The keyboard PCB terminates in a 28-pin (2x14) header. Are there any USB controller boards that will interface with it?
Am I just an idiot and failed to check something basic? (batteries are good, DMM shows power to the board)

Thanks in advance for your help!
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Re: My Filco Minila Air is dead! But is is dead-dead or not-quite-dead?
« Reply #1 on: Sat, 06 July 2019, 16:48:30 »
My wonderful Majestouch Minila Air (bluetooth 67-key) has stopped connecting over bluetooth, rendering it useless.

It is a sad day for us all.

But. I would like to keep using it, and am unwilling to admit defeat quite yet. Here's what I'm hoping I can do:

1) get a replacement controller board
2) get a different controller board that converts it to run over USB
3) some other solution I hadn't thought of

Does anybody know if you can buy the regular BT controller board? I tried searching for all of the serial/model numbers on it, but nothing came up.
The keyboard PCB terminates in a 28-pin (2x14) header. Are there any USB controller boards that will interface with it?
Am I just an idiot and failed to check something basic? (batteries are good, DMM shows power to the board)

Thanks in advance for your help!


(pics if the attachment doesn't work: https://imgur.com/a/jMCitO1)

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Offline rinkaan

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Re: My Filco Minila Air is dead! But is is dead-dead or not-quite-dead?
« Reply #2 on: Sat, 06 July 2019, 22:46:46 »
https://m.tb.cn/h.ehYDOaZ?sm=f3b769
There is this BT daughter board, but u might need to figure out how to mod the pinout from the 4 or 5 pin to the regular pcb, to the quick release connector the original filco board uses...

Alternatively try cleaning out the connectors and the switches with alcohol, then wait for it to dry (to be safe 2hrs wait) then try connecting it again. (do not dunk ur lithium battery to the alcohol)

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