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Old 10 November 2010, 17:14   #356
Join Date: Jun 2010
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Originally Posted by Calabazam View Post
Dear Jens, could you explain a bit about the installation of the A600 expansion? I have read it will have to be performed by an authorized dealer, is that true?
You can install the unit yourself, but it requires some technical skills.

And yes, the reseller should be able to fix a defective SMD Amiga, because there's a common defect where the CPU has micro-cracks on the solder joints. If the accelerator is installed, it appears that the whole computer doesn't work, and if you remove the accelerator, the CPU pin bends back into place and the computer is back in a working condition. If this is the case, then the reseller should be able to say "please send back the accelerator and your mainboard, we'll fix the fault".

If you want to see how it's installed, check page 3 of this thread. I'll post pictures of the final version sometime tonight. For now, here's a picture of the final ACA1230-28.

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