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[News] BlizzardPPC and Cyberstorm PPC repairsANN.lu
Posted on 15-Feb-2004 22:15 GMT by Mikey_C32 comments
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Hyperion Entertainment would like to remind classic Amiga users that they can still take advantage of their repair offer for these cards by emailing timdg@hyperion-entertainment.com as a first point of contact Cost for repairs is a flat 145 euro + parts and you may pay via paypal, wire transfer or by cash (at your own risk) Should your card not be repairable, It will be shipped back to you at no cost should you wish.

Now is the ideal time to get your Classic Amiga ready for OS4.

BlizzardPPC and Cyberstorm PPC repairs : Comment 1 of 32ANN.lu
Posted by justnotbill on 15-Feb-2004 21:58 GMT
Well, how likely is AOS4 for Blizzard, any new info?
BlizzardPPC and Cyberstorm PPC repairs : Comment 2 of 32ANN.lu
Posted by Lasse Bodilsen on 15-Feb-2004 22:09 GMT
i thought it was only for the CSPPC cards this repair service was available?, i have 2 BPPC cards i would like to have repaired :-)
BlizzardPPC and Cyberstorm PPC repairs : Comment 3 of 32ANN.lu
Posted by Lando on 15-Feb-2004 23:29 GMT
In reply to Comment 2 (Lasse Bodilsen):
145 Euros + parts is a bit steep for a BPPC repair. You could buy another PPC card on Ebay for not much more than that.

What are the advantages of going through Hyperion rather than just emailing amiga.fr directly?
BlizzardPPC and Cyberstorm PPC repairs : Comment 4 of 32ANN.lu
Posted by Anonymous on 16-Feb-2004 00:16 GMT
In reply to Comment 1 (justnotbill):
AOS4 for BlizzardPPC is a done deal.
BlizzardPPC and Cyberstorm PPC repairs : Comment 5 of 32ANN.lu
Posted by Mikey C on 16-Feb-2004 00:30 GMT
In reply to Comment 1 (justnotbill):
When it's DONE :)

Hoever to answer your question YES there is a BPPC Port of AOS4

It isn't a big secret that it already boots in to Workbench.
BlizzardPPC and Cyberstorm PPC repairs : Comment 6 of 32ANN.lu
Posted by Mikey C on 16-Feb-2004 00:31 GMT
In reply to Comment 2 (Lasse Bodilsen):
The Deal is now extended to BPPC cards too.

Contact Timothy@Hyperion if you want to have them repaired.

Mikey C
BlizzardPPC and Cyberstorm PPC repairs : Comment 7 of 32ANN.lu
Posted by Mikey C on 16-Feb-2004 00:38 GMT
In reply to Comment 3 (Lando):
Most BPPC cards on ebay have been fetching between 150 - 200+ ukp. So, I think you are still well ahead if you can get your card repaired. .

Still BPPC cards on ebay are few and far between and CSPPC cards even more. Once OS4 for these cards are available, I bet the Auction price will soar.

Imagine you have an A1200T with only a 68k processor and you want to Sell it
Imagine you have an A1200T with a BPPC card and you want to sell it.

Once OS4 is out, which one do you think will sell for more and faster?

Mikey C


:)

Mikey C
BlizzardPPC and Cyberstorm PPC repairs : Comment 8 of 32ANN.lu
Posted by Troels E on 16-Feb-2004 00:54 GMT
In reply to Comment 3 (Lando):
"145 Euros + parts is a bit steep for a BPPC repair. You could buy another PPC card on Ebay for not much more than that."

I find it to be a fair price. I have had my share of old commodore computers repaired during the time and it have always been costly, even compared to this :)

Also keep in mind that you are guarantied to get your card back from Amiga.fr unlike if you send it for a cheaper(?) repair at (the thiefs n liars) DCE.

But I agree it's a lot to spend on old hardware when the money could be spent on new stuff:-)
BlizzardPPC and Cyberstorm PPC repairs : Comment 9 of 32ANN.lu
Posted by Crumb // AAT on 16-Feb-2004 08:05 GMT
Remember that they can't change damaged ppc chips because the can't solder BPGA components, so if you know that your ppc chip is broken (for example because you applied too much force over the ppc chip) do not send it...
BlizzardPPC and Cyberstorm PPC repairs : Comment 10 of 32ANN.lu
Posted by Ole-Egil on 16-Feb-2004 08:58 GMT
In reply to Comment 9 (Crumb // AAT):
How can anyone not be able to solder BGA chips?
BlizzardPPC and Cyberstorm PPC repairs : Comment 11 of 32ANN.lu
Posted by zylesea on 16-Feb-2004 09:59 GMT
In reply to Comment 8 (Troels E):
I got a repair from DCE for my 603e+ for about 50 EUR (it ws 100 DM) + parts. They did it well and it took about 10 weeks. All in all I was very satisfied with them (but I agree not all share the same experience).
BlizzardPPC and Cyberstorm PPC repairs : Comment 12 of 32ANN.lu
Posted by Amon_Re on 16-Feb-2004 10:07 GMT
In reply to Comment 9 (Crumb // AAT):
How does one break his PPC chip on them?! It's not like you need to apply pressure on them to mount the card et all ;)

Cheers
BlizzardPPC and Cyberstorm PPC repairs : Comment 13 of 32ANN.lu
Posted by itix on 16-Feb-2004 11:12 GMT
In reply to Comment 5 (Mikey C):
"Hoever to answer your question YES there is a BPPC Port of AOS4It isn't a big secret that it already boots in to Workbench." Actually, you are first to claim OS4 works on BPPC.
BlizzardPPC and Cyberstorm PPC repairs : Comment 14 of 32ANN.lu
Posted by Peter Gordon on 16-Feb-2004 11:44 GMT
In reply to Comment 13 (itix):
http://amigaworld.net/modules/news/article.php?storyid=901
BlizzardPPC and Cyberstorm PPC repairs : Comment 15 of 32ANN.lu
Posted by takemehomegrandma on 16-Feb-2004 12:13 GMT
In reply to Comment 14 (Peter Gordon):
Oh, *that* site, no wonder people missed it! :-P
BlizzardPPC and Cyberstorm PPC repairs : Comment 16 of 32ANN.lu
Posted by itix on 16-Feb-2004 12:28 GMT
In reply to Comment 14 (Peter Gordon):
From AWN:"It is official, AmigaOS4 will run on any Amiga1200 equipped with a BlizzardPPC." Keyword is "will". It was also mentioned in the christmas 2003 CAM IIRC, but havent seen public claims it actually is booting into WB (yet).
BlizzardPPC and Cyberstorm PPC repairs : Comment 17 of 32ANN.lu
Posted by Mikey C on 16-Feb-2004 12:36 GMT
In reply to Comment 16 (itix):
Well it has been mentioned in many places including CAM

Mikey C
BlizzardPPC and Cyberstorm PPC repairs : Comment 18 of 32ANN.lu
Posted by Peter Gordon on 16-Feb-2004 12:57 GMT
In reply to Comment 16 (itix):
I'm sure I've seen it mentioned in places that it is booting on Blizzards.
BlizzardPPC and Cyberstorm PPC repairs : Comment 19 of 32ANN.lu
Posted by Peter Gordon on 16-Feb-2004 12:58 GMT
In reply to Comment 15 (takemehomegrandma):
Thats right. Nobody saw it because it was mentioned on a high profile (for the Amiga world) site with nearly 2000 members, that gets a significant amount of web traffic compared to most Amiga sites.
BlizzardPPC and Cyberstorm PPC repairs : Comment 20 of 32ANN.lu
Posted by itix on 16-Feb-2004 13:18 GMT
In reply to Comment 17 (Mikey C):
"Well it has been mentioned in many places including CAM" This is the answer I was looking for.
BlizzardPPC and Cyberstorm PPC repairs : Comment 21 of 32ANN.lu
Posted by Crumb // AAT on 16-Feb-2004 14:37 GMT
In reply to Comment 10 (Ole-Egil):
Well, I know people who sent his card to Hyperion and they couldn't repair it because they had to change the ppc chip and they can't solder Ball Pin Grid Array chips.
BlizzardPPC and Cyberstorm PPC repairs : Comment 22 of 32ANN.lu
Posted by Crumb // AAT on 16-Feb-2004 14:44 GMT
In reply to Comment 12 (Amon_Re):
Some people damaged their cyberstorm ppc cards when they inserted them in their a4000s (the ppc heatsink is a point where you could apply force easily to fit the board correctly), some people who burnt the ppcs with excesive overclocking may need other company that can solder, reball, etc bpga parts.

In Spain a friend found one shop where he could exchange his ppc by a ppc taken from a mac, but the cost was very high... reballing a ppc taken from a mac card is also very expensive.
BlizzardPPC and Cyberstorm PPC repairs : Comment 23 of 32ANN.lu
Posted by Big Red Troll on 16-Feb-2004 17:31 GMT
In reply to Comment 15 (takemehomegrandma):
Yes no wonder.

As long as your definition of "people" is a snobbish, arrogant, and ignorant minority.
BlizzardPPC and Cyberstorm PPC repairs : Comment 24 of 32ANN.lu
Posted by Hagge on 16-Feb-2004 17:46 GMT
In reply to Comment 7 (Mikey C):
imagine just get rid of the old amiga and get an amigaone ;D
BlizzardPPC and Cyberstorm PPC repairs : Comment 25 of 32ANN.lu
Posted by Alan L.M. Buxey on 16-Feb-2004 18:11 GMT
In reply to Comment 20 (itix):
I've also mentioned it countless times here on ann.lu - after
it was mentioned in public by Hyperion

its been running natively for quite some time now. and the 68k parts are
being replaced bit by bit.

stil no sign of the mythical post-0.4 MorphOS for BPPC and CSPPC though
(and MorphOS is supposed to be public beta...all those potential testers
going to waste....all those potential coders going to waste..)
BlizzardPPC and Cyberstorm PPC repairs : Comment 26 of 32ANN.lu
Posted by Alkis Tsapanidis on 16-Feb-2004 21:44 GMT
In reply to Comment 25 (Alan L.M. Buxey):
Why does EVERYTHING have to be dragged in a stupid MOS vs OS4 flamewar?
Are there any genes in some people that say "troll here" every time
certain comments appear?!
BlizzardPPC and Cyberstorm PPC repairs : Comment 27 of 32ANN.lu
Posted by itix on 16-Feb-2004 22:59 GMT
In reply to Comment 25 (Alan L.M. Buxey):
Ok. Thanks for info.
BlizzardPPC and Cyberstorm PPC repairs : Comment 28 of 32ANN.lu
Posted by Jaeson Koszarsky on 17-Feb-2004 00:09 GMT
There are a few pages that deal with overclocking CSPPC & Blizzard boards. The ones I found achieve this with faster crystals and better cooling.

But I've seen that the PPC 604e chips are as fast as 350Mhz. Can I upgrade the processor om my CSPPC from a 233 to a 350 and then overclock the 350?

Jaeson K.
BlizzardPPC and Cyberstorm PPC repairs : Comment 29 of 32ANN.lu
Posted by Crumb // AAT on 17-Feb-2004 11:50 GMT
In reply to Comment 28 (Jaeson Koszarsky):
it uses other voltage settings
BlizzardPPC and Cyberstorm PPC repairs : Comment 30 of 32ANN.lu
Posted by bbrockie on 17-Feb-2004 23:45 GMT
I would. Unfortunaly someone capeable of going back in time would need to stop me from sending mine to those bastards at Phase5 :(
BlizzardPPC and Cyberstorm PPC repairs : Comment 31 of 32ANN.lu
Posted by Ole-Egil on 18-Feb-2004 15:01 GMT
In reply to Comment 21 (Crumb // AAT):
So is it B or P? It can't be BOTH balls and pins, can it?
BlizzardPPC and Cyberstorm PPC repairs : Comment 32 of 32ANN.lu
Posted by Ole-Egil on 18-Feb-2004 15:06 GMT
In reply to Comment 29 (Crumb // AAT):
Only for internal power, I presume? If so, then don't worry, just change the voltage regulator for something that generates the right voltage ;-)
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