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Old 29th June, 2007, 10:11 PM
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Got an obsolete board? Reverse Engineer it!

There's a very interesting story over at Press Release Newswire about a company the reverse engineers PC boards. What makes this story interesting is that the company in question, Armistad Engineering, specializes in reverse engineering OBSOLETE boards.

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gah, i'm annoyed by obsolete boards. they're driving me nuts. i've got 2. the original heart of the klingon PC. and the new replacement one. neither are liking me.
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Old 30th June, 2007, 02:34 AM
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With an eye to improve Mini-ITX ff or Via type embedded mosheens?
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Old 30th June, 2007, 07:24 PM
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Should read the article before engaging keyboard. Circuit boards, not mainboards. Pretty neat trick, all the same.
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Actually, your first question was relevant. Unfortunately, x86 mainboards are commodity enough that it would almost certainly be possible to find a replacement that would work without having to reverse engineer it.
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I remember when double sided PCB's were newish. Four or six layers? It astounds me that surlyjoe actually lopped off a few inches of a mainboard to make it fit in one of his custom built cases. Brass ones or knowledge far beyond mine? Both!
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