A card goes in for service

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Now, I was in a real hurry. So the pics of this card didn't come out so well.

But this card has been delivered to the TV repair shop in the ground floor of the building where I live. He's charging £40 to change all the CAPS, solder on a DJBase battery module and exhange the RAM Sockets.

The sockets will not be changed this time around, since I'm waiting for spare sockets form AmigaKit.

The TV repair guy will hopefully contact me on Wednesday with a newly serviced Amiga babe.
 

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Re: A card goes in for service

I am looking forward to the end result on this!

good luck with this my friend :)
 

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LOL Keith. You were in here sharper than a curry off an ice slope! :mrgreen:

Best of luck too Arnljot. :wink:

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Re: A card goes in for service

Arnljot! - Any news on this project yet m8?

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Re: A card goes in for service

Sorry for the late reply

It's been delayed. The guy doing the service is working slower than he anticipated, and he's been ill.

I was supposed to hear from him yesterday, but didn't. I think I will follow him up tomorrow.

I'm not in a hurry, and but it's anoying when you're told one thing, and it's not followed up
 

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OMG :-(

:flamethrower: :pissed: :stick: :nono: (n) :pissed: :pissed:

The card came back non functioning. It´s dead.

It powers on, but the screen stays black. Also, the RAM sockets did not get swapped because he didn´t have the correct tools. And it shows, the caps are butt ugly exchanged, it´s a terrible job :pissed: :pissed: :pissed: :pissed:

There´s even melted plastic on one of the zorro slots on the motherboard. And some of the solder joints under the card where ram sockets are connected is also scorched. :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:

This ended as a disaster :pissed: :pissed: :pissed: And it took almost two months. AAARGH. PERKELE!!!
 

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Sorry to hear that...

Maybe with some proper tools and better skills the card still can be brought back to life?
 

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Shoonay said:
Sorry to hear that...

Maybe with some proper tools and better skills the card still can be brought back to life?

I'll be sending it to Anthony Hoffman in NZ. but.... it shouldn't have been nesscary :banghead:

Money is just flowing out on this damned hobby, it's insane. Three botched A4000s. :pissed:
 

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Oh cr4p m8! - Hope you gave the fella no money for this botch job & gave him some :stick:

Here's hoping Anthony can revive it for you! (y)

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Re: A card goes in for service

It's already boxed up. I just need a 4th mobo so that I have something to get me through it while my three cards go to NZ ;-)
 

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@ar9

..... wow..... thats pretty..... !"£$£"!"!!!! bad


my friend, i really am sorry to read this, i truely am...

i do wish i could help, alas my time is to limmited to really be effective for you at present.

best of luck getting this board sorted, I am sure that if anyone can Anthony will be able to help.
 

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Re: A card goes in for service

Thanks Zetr0.

I have all my ducks in a row now, I'm just waiting for a 4th motherboard so that I have something to hold me over while my hardware travels the world :) When the 4th card is in house, I will pack up 3xA4k mb, 1xa3640, 15xsimm sockets and ship it all to Anthony Hoffman.
 

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Shipped three A4000 motherboards, one a3640 and 15 simm ram sockets to Anthony today.

With TNT express that was 1782 NOK. That is $281.24 USD, or €201.29 EUR, or £177.00 GBP, or $459.24 NZD...

Then estimated repairs and return shipping (plenty too!). This better be worth it!
 

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@arnljot

I'm so glad it only cost Anthony £5 to ship the parts I needed to me & I was able to replace and solder them myself.

I have no doubts however that Anthony will do a first rate job, the guy is a perfectionist and a gentleman. :wink:

Darn those postage costs though :sigh:

TC :)
 

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Re: A card goes in for service

Today I just feel sad and depressed as I have no Amiga4000s :)

But then again I must be nuts who have three of them :nuts:

Dont tell my gf or she will :censored: me! :wooha:
 

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Then quote me a board! I still need one for that other amigan with a wasted A4000, but the fellow don't have money now. I think he will in a couple of months.
 

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@rkauer

If all goes well I will have a spare a4000 motherboard in surplus when this is all over.

It´ll be returning from service with Anthony - so in many ways it´ll be in mint condition with his seal of quality ;-)

I have three long running tasks then.
- I´ve promised some chip ram to a chap. I have to search to remember who
- I´ve promised some a3000 wb2.0 help
. And now I´m possably dealing in motherboards for Brazillians :)

But lets not get ahead of ourselfs, lets first see that they all get working back from NZ.
 

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Re: A card goes in for service

TNT Tracking said:
28 May 2009 08:57:00 Auckland Delay Retrieving Shipment. Recovery Actions Underway

Should I be worried? :-S
 

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Re: A card goes in for service

I heard from Anthony the other day. The cards have arrived safely to him, my packaging was sufficient.

The card the tv repairguy have been at is dead atm, but Anthony will spend some more time with the logic analyzer.
 

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Here's hoping he has 100% success! (y)

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