I plan to repair it myself. My approach involves:
- Removing the paint to expose the underlying trace.
- Soldering a short 30 AWG wire to the exposed trace, as illustrated in green in this image: Pasteboard - Uploaded Image
- Cleaning the area.
- Re-soldering the capacitor, with the negative terminal connected to the existing pad and the positive terminal soldered to the wire.
I’d appreciate any advice or recommendations on this.
I suspect that the C44 capacitor serves as a decoupling capacitor for noise filtering on the USB host input. Since I don’t currently use this feature, it may not be critical. However, I’d like confirmation and guidance from the Squarp Instruments team, as I may use it in the future.