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    Hardware A horrible question about replacing chips

    Idk how EvilDragon can do that for only 20 euros
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    Hardware A horrible question about replacing chips

    BIG NEWS I was able to find some chinese resellers on eBay that sold the TI power management chip. First attempt did not go well, and I basically just melted all the balls of the chip together. I also found that my liquid flux was woefully inadequate, evaporating immediately when heat was...
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    Whats the going rate for a first batch Pandora

    What price would you hope for? If it works then it is already more valuable than some of the ones on ebay now. I just hope you are in (or willing to ship to) europe, as that seems to be where most of the interest is.
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    PiBoy DMG - Finally a well-built, affordable RPi4 handheld

    my point was more that AFAIK no one has made a pi based console that can be put in a low power 'instant on' state in the same way a phone, or a laptop, or a pandora can. The fact that I can slide the screen up on my xperia play and I am right where I left off in some PS1 game is extremely useful.
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    Was the iCP2 Pyra voucher thing ever decided?

    I pledged $137. Ive attached the email they sent out at the time. I guess that means I would get $73 off? seems like a lot.
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    Was the iCP2 Pyra voucher thing ever decided?

    It is mentioned in the FAQ and I haven't been able to find any info on it on the forums. Honestly I don't think I ever even replied to the original message from kickstarter.
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    PiBoy DMG - Finally a well-built, affordable RPi4 handheld

    I've been looking into pi based consoles and I am surprised that none of them have a sleep mode like the pandora or a phone. You have to fully boot and shut down every time you want to use it...
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    Hardware A horrible question about replacing chips

    Long long ago my pandora died. The display backlight circuit broke after a fall and after fixing it the keyboard was partiall unresponsive. A few years ago this led me to foolishly attempt to reflow the chip responsible for the keyboard (TPS65950). This did not go well..... So my question is...
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    Hardware Keyboard Problems

    Already have :( looks like its definitely a hardware issue.
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    Hardware Keyboard Problems

    Well everything else still works it seems, wifi, usb, audio even though it sounds quite bad. I find that after a period of time the whole keyboard stops working too. Game controls keep working fine however. So I am not quite sure what I can do.
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    Hardware Keyboard Problems

    Be aware that my initial problem was that the Pandora fell so hard it broke off an inductor (was wrong when I said cap) so it may well have done something lad to the internal traces. I have looked at the hacker guide and schematics, it looks like specific column and row connections have broken...
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    Hardware Keyboard Problems

    I attempted that, but the tracks disappear, and the chip controlling the keyboard is bga, so unless there are test points I can't do much.
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    Hardware Keyboard Problems

    So I have finally tried to bring my pandora back to life. A few years ago I dropped it, knocking a cap off the board and killing the screen, but now with the schematics out I was able to find out what that component was and replace it. There is now however a new problem, certain keys do not...
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    new component needed!

    I am just going to hope that my attempts last year to repair it did not damage it, I will try and get a suitable inductor from my uni electronic store soon!
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    new component needed!

    So from a quick search it turns out its a 22uH inductor! I hope that in my attempted repairs I didn't break it more o: 
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