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

H. Nikolaus Schaller hns at goldelico.com
Thu Feb 23 11:26:24 CET 2017


> 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.

> And I have published the picture you have sent on my Nextcloud:
> https://cloud.mxchange.org/index.php/s/149vSQYmDeENiuY?path=%2FGTA04A5
> I think this was okay with you. :-)


> Best greetings from a still hopeful user,
>  Roland Häder


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