Sorry for such late reply about this issue, we work as mad man these 2 months for the new iMall
store, so I forget to reply this post, now the imall has finished and online, I can spend some time to give you a detailed reply about it.
1 - As show in the image, boards are not be tested.
2 - We DO did 100% e-test for all orders.
At first, the PCB factory do the 50% e-test, and when we get the board, we do the rest 50%. But now, the factory provide the 100% e-test for all order - not just us, but also seeed. Now all the "e-test" process is done by factory, and all boards we got ,should be a e-tested one.
How do Greeeg get the non-tested boards? We have contacted with factory on February, but the factory can not give us the detailed reply - because these boards was made near before Chinese New Year, and in that period, there are many orders but labor shortage and staff mobility, the factory said there should be some negligence to cause the non-tested issue, but they can not find out who did this because there should half of the workers changed after the China New Year holiday. The factory is willing to re-do it again with e-tested.
This statement that "they not do the e-test to save the cost" is not right. For prototyping, 100% e-tested or non-tested, even the 50% e-test, they are the same price for us. Just for small batches , like 200-500pcs, the factory will charge the test fee. For prototyping, just 10 pcs, factory now doesn't charge any test fee.
Anyway, I think it should be our our responsibility and we should responsible for this. But it's a issue of management and process, not about integrity. We guarantee the 100% e-tested , so we request the factory to do so. But there should be something that out of our control, like maybe some negligence and errors, we will try our best to handle it, and hope your understanding.
We have made more than Ten thousand prototype orders out, and there could be some error, like missing e-tested, hard to Welding because of the pad oxidation .etc, but it just be a few part of all, we will try to avoid, but this is difficult to avoid all. So , when you meet this trouble, just feel free to contact us directly ,and we will deal with these issues.
Maybe we could start a poll about how many people meet the non-etested problem , 1/100 or 1/10000? then we can get more data to talk with the factory for their test process.