24 May 2007 haruspex   » (Journeyer)

trs80: Yep, swapping controller boards can work. I did it successfully last year to a Samsung 80GB that failed. Of course, I then had two working chassis and only one working controller, so I should have been able to organise a warranty replacement (which never happened for various reasons). It was obviously a dead controller: one of the ASICs had a matchhead sized explosive divot in it.

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