[Gta04-owner] GTA04A5: good news and bad news

Roland Häder roland at mxchange.org
Thu Feb 23 11:51:37 CET 2017


H. Nikolaus Schaller – Thu., 23. February 2017 11:39
> Hi,
> 
> > Am 23.02.2017 um 10:09 schrieb Roland Häder <roland at mxchange.org>:
> > 
> > 
> > H. Nikolaus Schaller – Wed., 22. February 2017 16:06
> >> Hi,
> >> let's start with the good news.
> >> 
> >> 1. Yesterday GTA04A5 boards have been produced.
> > Very nice to read that GTA04A5s has actually been produced. But sad that only 1/3 made it alive.
> > 
> >> 
> >> But now the bad news.
> >> 
> >> -1.: Only 12 out of 36 (*) GTA04A5 boards we
> >> have produced, are booting to Linux. The others either have a
> >> short circuit under the OMAP (which is the general PoP soldering
> >> problem we already know since the first generations of the
> >> GTA04) or the OMAP shows no response or does not recognise the
> >> µSD card for unknown reasons.
> > 
> > That makes me feel the worst for GTA04A5 (and Neo900 at large), or am I mistaken? I cannot bring up ~300k € (and if I could, I would, of course).
> > 
> > Or am I mistaken? I think used GTA04A4 are still around.
> 
> Yes. And while looking for components I found last week two unused
> GTA04A4 boards. They were probably thought as replacement units but
> never needed. I have to test them of course first.

Hi,

for me a A4 is fine which is already better than the FreeRunner I previously had.

But sure I'll wait until the earlier pre-orders are finished.

BR,
Roland Häder


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