So now that my serial port broke off...

So the solder keeping the DB9 serial port firmly connected to my BeagleBoard-xM finally failed and now I have a conundrum:

  • BeagleBoard-X15 seems to be a couple months out still
  • BeagleBoard-xM is no longer available through the regular channels (though one place said a new shipment was arriving in April 2018)
  • I’ve never done surface-mount soldering before

It looks like my best chance is to find one on ebay or something, but does anyone have other ideas? Perhaps the soldering isn’t too bad?

Looking forward to the X15…

Actually, it is both. SMT signals and through hole mounting posts.