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Subject: Re: A few 8MB upgrade chips available

Re: A few 8MB upgrade chips available

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Date: Fri, 12 Sep 2003 10:43:14 +0200 (MEST)

> I hope this helps, Please note. I'm not trying to be mean, I'm
> trying to be brutially honest. Magnifying glasses, cold soder joints
> and a lot of cussing (and beer) is common for this type of mod.
> Not for the faint of heart.

It's not that bad, depends on the available equipment. I used no beer, but a
stereo microscope and SMT soldering gear. The worst part are the wires, that
takes time to do nice and clean:

I've done it twice now, but won't run a business on it. What a pity that
Archos didn't prepare the PCB for an alternative footprint. It woudn't have
costed extra material nor space. (With the flash, they did prepare for the double
capacity chip.)

To my opinion, the mod is quite rewarding. The Archos "feels" so much better
with spinups happening a lot less frequent. It's just the way it should be


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