Admin wrote:Would you like to ship your dead module to us? we have very strict RMA policies and we would like to conduct a postmortem on this. There are many possibilities and for this case, the manufacturing process has been rather convoluted from a module house to Adafruit to you. it may be hard for us to pin-point the failure mode. But the usual suspects are ESD or ill-designed power supplies, failure of the flash, or even the capacitor and of course, failure of the chip is a possibility. But because we have done so much testing on our chip, we think that this is absolutely the least probable cause.
If you are using a module other than WROOM modules, it's possible that some manufacturers are not using Espressif's recommended BOM list.
We would be glad to replace your part, if you could send it to us, at our expense, for more analysis.
Yeah, I can send you the part (at your expense) if you are really interested.
Please check the attached pictures of the current status of the board:
Please be aware that the connector pins on the board suffered by the desoldering from the Adafruit HUZZAH carrier board.
Would you like me to send both the ESP8266 module and the Adafruit HUZZAH carrier board?
In case the Espressif SOIC was not destroyed by ESD, will you send me a replacement?
Please send me a private message with the shipment details.