i am now at the point where i could start the motor detection with my vesc. but the more i read in this forum about failures the more i got scared. So as @chaka mentioned in the vesc-faq (this thread) i tried to inspect the vesc meticulously. But thats hard without completely understanding the whole board or the connections. So i thought it´s maybe a good thing for every novice to post pictures of their vesc if they find something questionable. A trained eye will see weak points immediately and hopefully can help out before frying the valuable controller.