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Offline ai03

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Re: [GB] Polaris - Awaiting production
« Reply #250 on: Sat, 07 September 2019, 06:09:27 »
The GB period has ended. Thank you to all that joined!
Due to the large number of orders, things may take time to be manufactured.

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Re: [GB] Polaris - Awaiting production
« Reply #251 on: Sat, 07 September 2019, 06:22:14 »
Is it possible to disclose the number?  :p My guess would be > 500!
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Re: [GB] Polaris - Awaiting production
« Reply #252 on: Sat, 07 September 2019, 07:42:36 »
Is it possible to disclose the number?  :p My guess would be > 500!
It was above 500 before kbdfans stopped showing it, for whatever reason
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Re: [GB] Polaris - Awaiting production
« Reply #253 on: Sat, 07 September 2019, 08:11:14 »
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Re: [GB] Polaris - Awaiting production
« Reply #254 on: Sat, 07 September 2019, 08:48:39 »
Is it possible to disclose the number?  :p My guess would be > 500!
It was above 500 before kbdfans stopped showing it, for whatever reason

I think it was something to do with the ecommerce platform KBDFans uses and a plug-in or smth.
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Re: [GB] Polaris - Awaiting production
« Reply #255 on: Wed, 11 September 2019, 08:49:22 »
Does the polaris have any kind of esd protection? I just fried an hhkb tofu...

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Re: [GB] Polaris - Awaiting production
« Reply #256 on: Wed, 11 September 2019, 14:37:24 »
Does the polaris have any kind of esd protection? I just fried an hhkb tofu...
How the hell

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Re: [GB] Polaris - Awaiting production
« Reply #257 on: Wed, 11 September 2019, 18:22:40 »
Does the polaris have any kind of esd protection? I just fried an hhkb tofu...
How the hell

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Dress clothes and ****ty office carpet? I don't know but it seems the only explanation for the board to go unresponsive suddenly. I tried to ground myself before touching it but sometimes would forget and it would catch a shock and disconnect. I guess it disconnected for one last time

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Re: [GB] Polaris - Awaiting production
« Reply #258 on: Wed, 11 September 2019, 18:34:41 »
Does the polaris have any kind of esd protection? I just fried an hhkb tofu...
How the hell

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Dress clothes and ****ty office carpet? I don't know but it seems the only explanation for the board to go unresponsive suddenly. I tried to ground myself before touching it but sometimes would forget and it would catch a shock and disconnect. I guess it disconnected for one last time
This has also happened to me, though it was only my old rgb board that I would bring to work. After taking a walk and sitting back at my desk, I felt a little shock when touching the board and it killed the green rgb channel.

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Re: [GB] Polaris - Awaiting production
« Reply #259 on: Wed, 11 September 2019, 19:30:52 »
Does the polaris have any kind of esd protection? I just fried an hhkb tofu...
How the hell

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Does the polaris have any kind of esd protection? I just fried an hhkb tofu...
How the hell

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Dress clothes and ****ty office carpet? I don't know but it seems the only explanation for the board to go unresponsive suddenly. I tried to ground myself before touching it but sometimes would forget and it would catch a shock and disconnect. I guess it disconnected for one last time
This has also happened to me, though it was only my old rgb board that I would bring to work. After taking a walk and sitting back at my desk, I felt a little shock when touching the board and it killed the green rgb channel.

After disassembling on my test bench I figured I would give it a shot and plug it in one last time and try jamming the reset button. Lo and behold DFU pops up in qmk toolbox so I was able to flash the hex back on and I am typing this comment with the board. I guess the shock just cleared the memory or something. I will for sure be picking up a spare pcb just in case.

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Re: [GB] Polaris - Awaiting production
« Reply #260 on: Wed, 11 September 2019, 19:55:05 »
Does the polaris have any kind of esd protection? I just fried an hhkb tofu...
How the hell

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Dress clothes and ****ty office carpet? I don't know but it seems the only explanation for the board to go unresponsive suddenly. I tried to ground myself before touching it but sometimes would forget and it would catch a shock and disconnect. I guess it disconnected for one last time

This isn't anything unique to KBDFans, if you see other threads on customs using aluminum housings, it's happened to several people.

It's one of many reasons I ordered a backup PCB.
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Re: [GB] Polaris - Awaiting production
« Reply #261 on: Wed, 11 September 2019, 20:21:43 »
Does the polaris have any kind of esd protection? I just fried an hhkb tofu...
How the hell

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Dress clothes and ****ty office carpet? I don't know but it seems the only explanation for the board to go unresponsive suddenly. I tried to ground myself before touching it but sometimes would forget and it would catch a shock and disconnect. I guess it disconnected for one last time

This isn't anything unique to KBDFans, if you see other threads on customs using aluminum housings, it's happened to several people.

It's one of many reasons I ordered a backup PCB.

PCB failure also played into my decision to get a spare pcb here.

Offline nathanchere

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Re: [GB] Polaris - Awaiting production
« Reply #262 on: Thu, 12 September 2019, 07:59:54 »
Looking at the ongoing ****storm which is the Fusion60 buy also run by kbdfans (https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=98959), does anyone want to take bets now on whether these see the light of day around mid-2020 at the absolute earliest? :( Regretting my e-white decision at the moment.

Offline sevenseacat

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Re: [GB] Polaris - Awaiting production
« Reply #263 on: Thu, 12 September 2019, 09:13:23 »
Reading that thread, the issues seem to be from the funky case design? Which shouldn't be a problem for Polaris. I think the e-white ones will turn out awesome - slightly regretting just going for boring black