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Hardware News   Hardware News : BlizzardPPC repair service
   posted by m3x on 17-May-2008 17:12:47 (6357 reads)
ACube Systems is happy to announce the launch of a new repair service for broken 603e PPC CPUs on BlizzardPPC cards.
The broken CPU will be removed and replaced with one of the following CPUs:

- 603e @ 200 Mhz - BGA
- 603e @ 300 Mhz - BGA

Click read more

The prices for the service are:

- 603e @ 200 Mhz : Euro 165,00 + shipping and local vat
- 603e @ 300 Mhz : Euro 199,00 + shipping and local vat
- optional adhesive metallic cooler with fan (40x40x10 mm) : Euro 9

To be noted:

- we won't be able to replace broken 040/060CPUs or other onboard components, and we won't upgrade to a faster CPU a working BlizzardPPC board (since the reworking is not risk free)

- given the age of these boards we predict to be able to repair around 75% of broken boards. This means that not all the boards can be repaired

- we don't overclock, the CPUs are genuine parts rated at the reported speeds, we don't replace the onboard crystals, only the CPU multiplier setup will be changed if required

- the 300 Mhz model may need an additional cooling solution

DNetc results (300 Mhz CPU versus 210 Mhz CPU)

core 0: 911.134 key/sec - 607.283 key/sec
core 1: 968.609 key/sec - 664.135 key/sec
core 2: 827.675 key/sec - 550.799 key/sec
core 5: 994.333 key/sec - 662.668 key/sec
core 6: 962.086 key/sec - 641.639 key/sec
core 0: 4.235.245 nodes/sec - 2.823.000 nodes/sec

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Re: BlizzardPPC repair service
Posted on 17-May-2008 17:38:32
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I am first... I knew some buzz about it, but all I want to say worldwide now is: Congratulations ACube!

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Re: BlizzardPPC repair service
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Congratulation ACube!
You are the best!!!

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Re: BlizzardPPC repair service
Posted on 17-May-2008 19:29:56
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Excellent news!


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Re: BlizzardPPC repair service
Posted on 17-May-2008 20:50:03
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according to the powerup registration site, there are 20 BPPC waiting to be repaired

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Re: BlizzardPPC repair service
Posted on 17-May-2008 20:53:26
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Congratulations Mine works fine but if it need to be repaired i' ll surely replace it with a 300 Mhz processor


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Re: BlizzardPPC repair service
Posted on 17-May-2008 21:55:13
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Congrats Acube! I really hope you get OS4 on the Sam440 one day! I believe YOU can make it happen!

And, anyone with a broken PPC, get it fixed pronto !

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Re: BlizzardPPC repair service
Posted on 17-May-2008 22:39:12
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I can imagine the price of these cards on eBay will be higher for broken ones than working ones now!

Last edited by Benji on 17-May-2008 at 10:39 PM.

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Re: BlizzardPPC repair service
Posted on 17-May-2008 22:53:26
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This will make a few people quite happy

What's the turnaround time, however? I got the impression for A1 CPUs it's 'somewhere in 3-6 months depending on number waiting' - is this similar, or is the prior statement incorrect?

Are we not done with the same silly arguments and flames yet??!

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Re: BlizzardPPC repair service
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A good news!

my A1="Os4", Sam ="OS4.1"
Now Amiga 1200!

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Re: BlizzardPPC repair service
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Re: BlizzardPPC repair service
Posted on 18-May-2008 8:37:11
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Do you plan to have a CyberStorm repair service in the future (I have a kroken one here)?

Btw your repaired CPU module for the A1 works flawlessly, thank you for your great service :)


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Re: BlizzardPPC repair service
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Re: BlizzardPPC repair service
Posted on 18-May-2008 13:20:26
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@m3x: can you also reflash BPPC (with 060) ? The computer won't boot with the PPCcard.

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Re: BlizzardPPC repair service
Posted on 18-May-2008 13:24:25
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exellent news, i never regged mine i think, so that would be 22 (i got 2 broken ones) atleast.

See my blog and collection website! .

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Re: BlizzardPPC repair service
Posted on 18-May-2008 22:54:13
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Strict rules strict rules;) Must be and good to hear but what about Apollo '060 and this XE if they die? Have changed the prosessor a few times and the Mhz, the cooling is "cool", No overclocking? Hehhehh, don't know how to? ;) Keep the voltage going. Cheers, have fun with Amiga.

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Re: BlizzardPPC repair (video)
Posted on 22-May-2008 23:33:32
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A1200 BlizzardPPC BVision FastATA Eth 3Com, EFIKA5K2

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Re: BlizzardPPC repair (video)
Posted on 24-May-2008 20:41:17
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That video shows the repair of broken traces, thats nothing special or advanced for any electronics amateur.

Acube will change the whole BGA, thats another big league in repair knowledge.

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