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#1 PandoraRox

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Posted 06 January 2010 - 01:08 AM

I've noticed that lately much of the commotion around the board has been about the cases. However, not much has been said about the status of the boards. When will they be produced, or are all of them already produced? Correct me if I'm wrong, but could the OP team use this delay to make the boards, likely speeding up the whole process?

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Posted 06 January 2010 - 01:15 AM

They are sitting waiting in Dallas for the cases.

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Posted 06 January 2010 - 01:37 AM

I've noticed that lately much of the commotion around the board has been about the cases. However, not much has been said about the status of the boards. When will they be produced, or are all of them already produced? Correct me if I'm wrong, but could the OP team use this delay to make the boards, likely speeding up the whole process?


Do you mean the production of the boards, or the population of them? From Craig's response it sounds like they have been populated, but I thought I'd heard the population would take place once the cases arrived. Obviously I'm just a forum frequenter, so I just "know" what I remember reading. :)

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Posted 06 January 2010 - 01:39 AM

but could the OP team use this delay to make the boards, likely speeding up the whole process?

No, because the OP team is not running a pre-emptive kernel, they are blocking for cases and cannot do anything else until then. Not even eat.

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Posted 06 January 2010 - 01:59 AM

They are sitting waiting in Dallas for the cases.


So, you are saying that all those 3895 boards have been completed? Just to be clear :) Have they been tested?

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Posted 06 January 2010 - 02:16 AM

They are sitting waiting in Dallas for the cases.


So are you saying the boards are finished and populated? or have they not populated any yet because they are waiting for the finished cases? Your answer is unclear :)

Edited by puppydee, 06 January 2010 - 02:19 AM.


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Posted 06 January 2010 - 02:55 AM

Your answer is unclear :)


Ummm - it was Craig posting...

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Posted 06 January 2010 - 03:04 AM

They are sitting waiting in Dallas for the cases.



All 4000 boards? All 4000 populated as well?

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Posted 06 January 2010 - 03:34 AM

You imagine by the time 3-4 people ask the same question that they would just sit and wait for the answer. :lol: I'm betting we get some more reworded versions first.

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Posted 06 January 2010 - 03:40 AM

How many boards?
Are the boards completely populated?
Are the boards tested?

...judging by the vagueness I guess no to the last two :(

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Posted 06 January 2010 - 05:32 AM

I read craig post as the "The finished populated boards are waiting to be put into the cases" because you wouldn't put "The finished unpopulated boards are ready to be put into the cases" now would we? :P

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Posted 06 January 2010 - 09:47 AM

I must be dumb or something, but what's the difference between a populated or an unpopulated board?

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Posted 06 January 2010 - 09:50 AM

I must be dumb or something, but what's the difference between a populated or an unpopulated board?

A populated board has the components on it (like the USB connectors, the OMAP processor, the volume wheel, etc.), an unpopulated board is just a bare PCB with no components.

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Posted 06 January 2010 - 09:53 AM

They are sitting waiting in Dallas for the cases.



Hmm lets over analyse they are sitting not standing or anything hmm do they have knees?

i think it is pretty hard to be sitting if you dont have knees, and how would a chair look if our knees would bend forward instead of backwards hmm questions questions

Edited by Bosbeetle, 06 January 2010 - 09:55 AM.


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Posted 06 January 2010 - 11:15 AM

If the boards are all complete and populated and just waiting to be plopped into cases then why does the status page only show that MP has started for the boards...