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Old 22 October 2017, 13:48   #2761
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no need to remove the bga, the problem lies with the BGA chips that have become too big for the boards they sit on as shown by the xbox 360 and other video equipment. Withthe heat that these boards are subjected to the board will bend and flex and cause the chip to "pop" and once they have popped you get an intermittent error or plug in your hdmi cable and see the familiar "No signal" message.

Most of the time you can simply get some rosin flux and then do a gradual reheat of the board which will reseat it or you can give it the full monty and remove, reball and replace it.

Stay away from unleaded solder as this is part of the problem, The other main cause of electronic failure is the big electrolytic capacitors that pop and then one day your TV doesn't turn on etc and either just clicks or pops. There are a lot of TV's that people throw away due to this problem so buying broken TV's for a song is worth it, even if you cant fix it the video/power/aux boards are worth money
Got to love some leaded reballing action.
Always wanted to do BGA.
I love the process. It's amazing to watch.
There is an IR heater at work but it hardly gets used. So sad.
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Old 22 October 2017, 14:29   #2762
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Got to love some leaded reballing action.
Always wanted to do BGA.
I love the process. It's amazing to watch.
There is an IR heater at work but it hardly gets used. So sad.
Hmmmm. Reballing graphics chips is a very contentious subject. Some people say that putting the cards in an oven will fix the cracks in the solder balls... but this is total BS because a standard oven does not get hot enough to meld solder. I could go on ranting about this forever.
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Old 22 October 2017, 15:06   #2763
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Hmmmm. Reballing graphics chips is a very contentious subject. Some people say that putting the cards in an oven will fix the cracks in the solder balls... but this is total BS because a standard oven does not get hot enough to meld solder. I could go on ranting about this forever.
Go on Steve! Do a Rab-C for us 😉
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Old 22 October 2017, 15:41   #2764
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Go on Steve! Do a Rab-C for us 😉
No need... someone already has...

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Old 22 October 2017, 17:00   #2765
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That's a good rant.
Some people are crazy.
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Old 23 October 2017, 03:50   #2766
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Solved my LED 'problem'

Wired like supaduper said http://eab.abime.net/showpost.php?p=...postcount=2141

Couple of bends in the LED legs leaves it looking like:


Just pushed through 1 of these handy holes already in the case and hotglued:

the fact I used jumper wires means it's easy to detach/re-attach the wires to the LED

Bright enough for me, sorry about the crappy cropped video still...
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Old 23 October 2017, 15:42   #2767
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Solved my LED 'problem'

Wired like supaduper said http://eab.abime.net/showpost.php?p=...postcount=2141

Couple of bends in the LED legs leaves it looking like:


Just pushed through 1 of these handy holes already in the case and hotglued:

the fact I used jumper wires means it's easy to detach/re-attach the wires to the LED

Bright enough for me, sorry about the crappy cropped video still...


Did you not want to do the 'shared LED' mod, it's non-destructive and 100% reversible?
You drilled your case now bud.

Here, have a look:

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Did you not want to do the 'shared LED' mod, it's non-destructive and 100% reversible?
You drilled your case now bud.
do you even read? at all bro? (I can feel my kids cringing as I use that phrase...)

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Just pushed through 1 of these handy holes already in the case and hotglued:
there are holes/slots like every 3cm all the way around the seam of bottom half of the case. Hotglue you just heat with a hair drier, pull a lil bit and it comes off clean so totally reversible .

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Old 23 October 2017, 15:58   #2769
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do you even read? at all bro?



there are holes/slots like every 3cm all the way around the seam of bottom half of the case. Hotglue you just heat with a hair drier, pull a lil bit and it comes off clean so totally reversible .


Hahaha, sorry bud, my mistake, I'm on my lunch break... and not much of one, so I whizz past a few bits
I take that back if I may? lol I just see the hot glue and LED and thought NOOOOOO hahah
Good mod!! I'm not sure if my case has these, if it has I've not noticed them - it's a 1994 with the non-embossed logo, just a white printed Commodore.
I'll look tonight.
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Hahaha, sorry bud, my mistake, I'm on my lunch break... and not much of one, so I whizz past a few bits
I take that back if I may?
Just this once :P

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lol I just see the hot glue and LED and thought NOOOOOO hahah
Good mod!! I'm not sure if my case has these, if it has I've not noticed them - it's a 1994 with the non-embossed logo, just a white printed Commodore.
I'll look tonight.
All 3 of mine have them but they are all 1993 (2x August, 1x October)
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Old 23 October 2017, 20:34   #2771
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All 3 of mine have them but they are all 1993 (2x August, 1x October)
Haha love you too xxx

Yes mine has them. Never noticed that. Nice one!!
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all people are crazy. in the mental hospital аre only those, who were caught
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Definition of Amigan?
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Old 23 October 2017, 21:30   #2774
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Ok, got programmer and finally found impact.
However after programming both chips with latest jed files and verifying. It doesn't seem to work. It doesn't show up in Early startup and boots to CD32 animation.

Any idea's, I have tried altering clock buffer jumper, still same result.
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Old 23 October 2017, 21:36   #2775
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Chances are some pins on your cpld are not soldered
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Old 23 October 2017, 21:43   #2776
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Ok, got programmer and finally found impact.
However after programming both chips with latest jed files and verifying. It doesn't seem to work. It doesn't show up in Early startup and boots to CD32 animation.

Any idea's, I have tried altering clock buffer jumper, still same result.

Clock jumper must be on last two pins nearest the IDE port.

if you are seeing the chain thats a good thing, reflash again..Ram is first chip on left and MUX chip on the right.
But before you do you must must do this..... even though probably already have...... scan all the Joints for bridges, or no soldered legs with good magnification, trust me I have done quite a few and still have the odd hiccup

also if you do find unsoldered legs ect you must flash again
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Clock jumper must be on last two pins nearest the IDE port.
Only if you have the clock buffer, I thought. My board runs with the jumper connected closer to the edge.
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I haven't tried with the latest firmware, but the card was unstable for me without clock buffer on the original one
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Old 23 October 2017, 22:04   #2779
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Man, it feels like everyone has a different case of everything for anything. Gotta "love" Amiga computers :P
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I did scan over board, while waiting for programmer. I have very good eyesight, . Ill try again later, as I was trying in work, so it could have been a dodgy CD32.

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Clock jumper must be on last two pins nearest the IDE port.

if you are seeing the chain thats a good thing, reflash again..Ram is first chip on left and MUX chip on the right.
But before you do you must must do this..... even though probably already have...... scan all the Joints for bridges, or no soldered legs with good magnification, trust me I have done quite a few and still have the odd hiccup

also if you do find unsoldered legs ect you must flash again
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