14 blinks, sadness

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    I just finished putting my botanicalls kit together and now I’m getting the “unknown error” 14 blinks followed by a couple of quick flashes of the green LED on test.

    This is with all the following connection types

    1. directly to the cable modem

    2. through my router

    3. through my macbook with internet sharing on.

    the yellow led on the xport does blink during the test, but i’m not really sure what that indicates.

    I’ve uploaded some pictures here:


    front: http://picasaweb.google.com/dolapo/Botanicalls#5336257975602667874

    back: http://picasaweb.google.com/dolapo/Botanicalls#5336257969738934530

    I haven’t soldered in a while so my soldering got noticeably better while putting this together, but I don’t see any obvious shorts or other screw ups. Any tips would be helpful, I can’t wait to have this thing working :)

    Rob Faludi

    The last time we heard about something like this is was a bad solder. Try reheating anything that looks iffy, making sure the solder flows into a nice “volcano” shape. I’ve marked some joins that look iffy to me in your picture here. Try fixing those by heating the join until the solder melts nicely, then adding a little bit more so that the flux from the new solder flows the old.


    I’ll give it a shot. Thanks Rob. BTW, I don’t see any markings on the picture you linked. Did you upload the correct image?


    i just put together the kit and am having a 14 blink problem. i notice on network connections that while the yellow light is on the “acquiring network address” notation stays on until timeout occurs. what checklist of items should i check to see why a network address is not being acquired?


    solved my own problem, turned internet connection sharing on. that did it.

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