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Subject: RE: I got one too

RE: I got one too

From: Nielsen Linus (ext) <"Nielsen>
Date: Mon, 25 Mar 2002 10:13:04 +0100

> Other news from last week that the other guys have been quiet
> about so far:
> * Björn's Jukebox CPU seems to have a broken serial port,
> we've chased around for Swedish dealers that can sell us a
> PROM-version of a 7034, but so far we've only found resellers
> selling no less than 40 pieces for 20US$ a piece... if someone has a dead Jukebox, Bjorn will be more that happy to take
the 7034 from it... :-)

If any of you know that you aren't going to use the remote control, or debug
via the serial port on your Jukebox, please contact Björn. You can then swap
CPU boards with him. His CPU board works perfectly, it's only the serial
port that is dead.

> * Linus broke his Jukebox when he disassembled his box and
> use a little excessive force when he put it back again. Apparently some
> circuits burned.

Oh, man, that smell is something I won't forget... One of those small screws
penetrated the isolation of the red power cable from the batteries. Lots of
smoke from underneath the display...
An IRF7416 was killed. I will replace it later this week. I hope that was
the only component that died...

So the GDB stub might be delayed a few more days. It is actually working,
but I have a few more things to do before I release it. Stay tuned.

Received on 2002-03-25

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