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    PPC surgery

    I've found some amazing hardcore Spanish p0rn showing a block resurrecting his Blizzard PPC. Go here for a look.
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    NIIIICEEE!!!!!!!!

    a most awesome find Buleste
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    It's amazing what you can find after your PPC board dies after cleaning. Now if I can win the Lottery this Saturday I'll hopefully be able to get it repaired.
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    For those interested the chip he was resoldering was a AMD AM29F040B which is the flash memory for the BPPC card and he installed it into a Power Tower.
    Last edited by Buleste; 31st October 2008 at 09:30. Reason: missed something out
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    Definitely looks fiddly. So was it just a broken pin that needed repairing on his board?

    What has gone wrong with your PPC Buleste?

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    With memory on board the 1200 will not start. If i take out the memory I eventually get a yellow screen (software fault probably due to having no memory to relocate the Kickstart to.) followed by a reset and if I go into the AES the board isn't showing. I think the problem is down to one of the 2257ATQC 72733896 CYFCT chips (The one under the PPC crystal) which i think may have something to do with the memory bus. Unfortunately this may be one of those faults that can't be repaired but if i can get some money together I might send it to the Amiga Repair Centre in France just to see if it can be repaired.
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    I've heard that the Amiga Repair Centre in France can be quite expensive for repairs. Kin Hell on AmiBay was talking about this recently and he found a guy called Anthony who does Amiga hardware repairs for a lot less money. Not sure if he can repair PPC boards but it might be worth you contacting him. His site is at http://amiga.serveftp.net/

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    I may get in touch with either of them I'm not sure. One thing I did like about Anthony's site is that there was a link to the Chipdir which allowed me to have a look at the problem chip and it appears to be either SRAM or Pentium Processor Compatible Clock Synthesizer/Driver for ALI Aladdin Chipset the most likely is the clock synthesiser/Driver.
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