Well, first of all, Hi, I’ve been lurking this thread a long time and finally ordered a smd populated Shield a couple of weeks ago.
It arrived yesterday, and I was somehow confident of my soldering skills due to some diy pedal building I did in the past – I was terribly wrong. First try on saturday night I turned it on with my headphones on, I heard some tone (like a sinewave modulated) that drifted away, but the screen sat black, void.
And here come the first question: Am I right assuming that I flashed the sd card right because of the sound I heard?
So today I double checked all the soldering spots, see how terrible I was, fixed here and there, and gave it another try. Sound but no screen, again.
I was pulling it off and suddenly something appeared on the screen, like a first menu, an actual Norns screen! I was triumphant. But then some parts started blurring, I think only the top button worked right (pressing it took me to some zone where a timestamp was, a “2.04” time or something) and the menu started going weird, like moving around the screen from the left to center screen, but something like it forgot where the top left corner of the screen was (I hope this makes sense since I can’t find any other way to explain it); then everything went back to black. I couldn’t take any picture because it took less time than it seems here.
How do I troubleshoot my shield? Is there a more precise way to know what is wrong or at least in what connection?