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November 2008

 

Dear Subscriber;

In this edition of the BEST newsletter the main topics are

  • USB Drive Recovery
  • Troubleshooting & Testing of Electronic Assemblies

I have also inserted below a review of the first Android open O/S smart phone from Google.

Thanks!

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Bob Wettermann
President, BEST Inc

 
Electronic Test and Repair

BESTFest
If you are having trouble working your way through your "bone pile" and need a reliable partner in terms of BOTH debug, rework, repair and final test, then BEST may be your resource. As a reminder BEST offers the OEM the following "back end" services as part of its repair service offering:

  • In-warranty testing, as well as out of warranty testing
  • Out of Production/Non-Current electronic equipment and component repair
  • PCB troubleshooting and component level repair
  • PCB testing and complete component testing
  • Electronic data transmission and collection of repair data per customer specifications

BEST along with BESTProto can be your resource for assembling boards that are "legacy" builds.

Find out more here.

USB Drive Repair

BESTFest
At BEST Inc. we realize that losing data can be a stressful and sometimes overwhelming experience. Months or even years worth of work, finances, digital photographs and more can seemingly disappear in an instant. Whether you are an operations or technical manager, or use your home computer just for email, or somewhere in-between, we can help you recover your valuable data. Recovery from physically damaged USB devices are just one of the many services we provide. Even if your device is snapped in half, we may be able to help. With more and more devices finding their way onto keychains, the potential for unintentional damage is on the rise. We help you recover lost files, data and images from USB drives.

Find our more...

 
Google "Android" G1 Phone

BESTFest
The first Android O/S open source mobile device from Google was launched recently in the US through T-Mobile. CNET (also see C. Mossberg's review in the WSJ) did a comprehensive review the summary of which is below:

The good: The T-Mobile G1 features a full QWERTY keyboard, 3G support, Wi-Fi, GPS, and Bluetooth. The Google Android operating system offers good integration with Google applications as well as access to the Amazon MP3 Store and YouTube. As more applications become available, the G1 will also become a more powerful smartphone for all types of users.

The bad: The G1 doesn't include a standard headphone jack and lacks stereo Bluetooth and Microsoft Exchange support. There are some annoying design quirks that make the smartphone uncomfortable to hold and difficult to use. The GPS tracking was disappointing, and speakerphone quality wasn't the greatest.

The bottom line: While we're not in love with the design and would have liked some additional features, the real beauty of the T-Mobile G1 is the Google Android platform, as it has the potential to make smartphones more personal and powerful. That said, it's not quite there yet, so for now, the G1 is best suited for early adopters and gadget hounds, rather than consumers and business users.

See full review.

 
TABLE OF CONTENTS
 
Electronic Troubleshooting
USB Drive Recovery
Android Phone from Google
 
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ASK THE EXPERT
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BEST's "Ask the Expert" column is designed to give one-one dialogue between a questioner and our master instructor Kris Roberson.Specification, processing and inspection questions are answered here.

 
PRODUCTS & SERVICES
 
Pad Repair Kit

The BEST Pad Repair kit includes the tools and materials needed to reliably replace lifted or damaged surface mount and BGA pads on PCB's.  This kit includes 3 different tin plated circuit frame patterns, which offer nearly 3 times as many useable replacement land patterns as other circuit frames.



BEST INDUSTRY FORUMS
 

This Industry forum is a discussion area where opinions are given on equipment and processes, help is given on process problems and resources for problem-solving and troubleshooting are shared.

 
Training Coupon

From now until 12/31/2008 BEST is offering a training coupon for any IPC (A-610D CIT, IPC 7711/7721 CIT, and the IPC JSTD 001D CIT) CIT class which can redeemed for either:

1.        10% off     OR
2. $250.00 BEST Buy Gift Card     OR
3.$250.00 Coach Gift Card

 

 
 

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