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Offline Fizzy

Missing components from Blizzard 1230/50 mk iv?
« on: February 18, 2007, 06:22:37 AM »
Hi,

I bought a Blizzard 1230 mkIV 030/50 from ebay recently.  Done a quick test and it appears to be working fine.  However, on closer examination I've noticed what looks like missing components - capacitors I think.

http://amiga.resource.cx/photos/blizzard1230mk4

On the pics on that link, the 2 small parts at the far end of the card (furthest away from the amiga edge connector) aren't there?  Guess they are vulnerable to damage if somebody holds the end of the card while trying to remove it...

....anybody know what effect this will have?  Thought it was a bit of a bargain - guess I know why now.  :-(
 

Offline krize

Re: Missing components from Blizzard 1230/50 mk iv?
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2007, 06:32:51 AM »
It could be different revisions of the board, if it works i wouldnt bother :)

I know that the blizzard ppc card got several revisions that look abit different.
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Offline Fizzy

Re: Missing components from Blizzard 1230/50 mk iv?
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2007, 01:00:39 PM »
Definately looks like they have been removed, and all pictures I have seen on various web resources, and all the ones for sale on ebay recently have them on the board.

Guess I'll see how it goes...
 

Offline rkauer

Re: Missing components from Blizzard 1230/50 mk iv?
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2007, 07:41:16 PM »
 Same advice: if works that way, don't mess with it!

 The capacitors in the end of the board are just filters. Put any kind (SMD or regular) 10uF 16V 105oC (never use 85oC ones in digital equipments), just observe polarity. Do it by your own.

 I don't recommend it in any way.

Goodbye people.

I\'ll pop on from time to time, RL is acting up.
 

Offline Chain

Re: Missing components from Blizzard 1230/50 mk iv?
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2007, 01:59:57 PM »
Just link to some of my blizz boards for comparison

http://chain.3dgrafika.cz/temp/blizzy3.jpg
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Offline Fizzy

Re: Missing components from Blizzard 1230/50 mk iv?
« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2007, 03:39:16 PM »
Wow - three boards?  Yup - all have the capacitors on the lower edge (in your pic) of the boards.  Definately missing on mine.

Is your unpopulated one working.....?  ;)
 

Offline alexh

Re: Missing components from Blizzard 1230/50 mk iv?
« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2007, 05:38:38 PM »
Provide a photo of yours could you?

Without knowing what they were for it is difficult to know what effect not having them has.

What about the other capacitor in the middle near the edge connector which looks like it is the same type, is that fitted?
 

Offline Fizzy

Re: Missing components from Blizzard 1230/50 mk iv?
« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2007, 08:04:47 AM »
Hi,

Yes, there is another capacitor near the edge connector for the scsi card option, which is intact.  Picture link below..

http://www.wizardry.plus.com/epics/a1230mkiv.jpg

missing capacitors on the right hand edge on that pic.  Been checking the solder pads, and there is no sign of the caps having been pulled off (no square depression left in the solder where the cap would have been etc), but the solder pads aren't that smooth.  
 

Offline alexh

Re: Missing components from Blizzard 1230/50 mk iv?
« Reply #8 on: February 20, 2007, 08:27:39 AM »
Certainly looks to me like they have been removed, a close up would confirm. But like the others have said, if it aint broken dont fix it.