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  • It's Dead, Jim.

    My original Via Epia M10000 finally gave it up today on the workbench.

    It was my first car PC and while I've moved on to a Mac Mini, it was nice to have both a PC and a Mac in the car. I was using it for nav and switching back and forth between it and the Mac using a KVM switch.

    The other day, I tried to start it up as I began a long trip, but the HD didn't spin up. I used my work laptop instead and brought the PC into the house. I finally got around to putting it on the bench today to see what was wrong with it.

    BAM! Upon startup, the mobo blew a cap.

    I got a little over two years out of the main board. It sat through two some pretty hot summer temps and some winter lows of single digit Fahrenheit temps.

    It was simple, easy to use, and probably the least tempermental component in my system.

    [Sniff] R.I.P. little mobo.
    Originally posted by ghettocruzer
    I was gung ho on building a PC [until] just recently. However, between my new phone having internet and GPS and all...and this kit...Im starting to have trouble justfiying it haha.
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  • #2
    dum dum d'dummmm dummmmm-dum-dum-dum dum dum duuuummmm. RIP epia.

    what you gonna do with the corpse? burn it on camera? mount it as a piece of morbid art?

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    • #3
      o man! I met that motherboard just last summer! now the mac mini is all alone!
      2001 Acura CL traded for a 2006 Subaru Legacy GT
      7" Lilliput Touchscreen
      NANO-ITX+m1-atx
      512 DDRsodimm
      60g SATA Laptop HD
      4x Apple DVDslot
      digimoto OBDii
      mS GPS
      mini BT keyboard
      relocated HU faceplate

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      • #4
        Damn! I bet I don't get an ounce of sense out of my Epia tomorrow as it will probably be in mourning.

        My condolences BB
        Only true postwhores remember everything they post

        REP CLUB IS DEAD
        LONG LIVE REP CLUB

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        • #5
          i bet the mac mini did something to it!

          damn macs. murdering c7nts!

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          • #6
            Only true postwhores remember everything they post

            REP CLUB IS DEAD
            LONG LIVE REP CLUB

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            • #7
              Doesn't VIA offer 3 year warranties on their EPIA boards?? RMA...
              Tidder

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              • #8
                Here it is!

                Quote from via.com.tw:

                1. VIA Technologies Inc. facility in Fremont, CA will process returns for manufacturers according to the terms and conditions of manufacturer’s warranty statement.



                2. A three-year limited warranty from the date of purchase will be provided by VIA Technologies to its customers in the United States of America. If the product becomes defective during normal use, VIA will replace, with product of equal or greater quality, or repair the product for a period of one year at no charge to VIA Technologies’ customers. In the 2nd and 3rd year of service VIA Technologies Inc. will charge $16/board/incident plus component fee.

                3. Out of warranty repair charge: $30/board/incident plus component fee.
                Tidder

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                • #9
                  No way! Thanks, Tidder! I'm going to try that and see how far I get.... Maybe it's not dead after all!
                  Originally posted by ghettocruzer
                  I was gung ho on building a PC [until] just recently. However, between my new phone having internet and GPS and all...and this kit...Im starting to have trouble justfiying it haha.
                  Want to:
                  -Find out about the new iBug iPad install?
                  -Find out about carPC's in just 5 minutes? View the Car PC 101 video

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                  • #10
                    Rip
                    ODYSSEY

                    Originally posted by Tidder
                    Hey, as long as it's not any particular race I'm offending, I can stand to be a pedophile.
                    All information expressed in this post is my opinion, and should not be regarded as a statement of fact.
                    Digital-Car UK|

                    (\__/)
                    (='.'=)
                    (")_(")

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                    • #11
                      So sad... A good board taken before its time.

                      RIP little m10k... rest in piece...

                      That is unless via can do a Frankenstein thing on it!
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                      • #12
                        ahhh, I thought I felt a disturbance in the force. my condolances
                        Is this where the witty comment goes?
                        97 Black pearl Mazda Miata MX-5 Carpc V2? maybee..

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                        • #13
                          At least it went out with a bang!

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Bugbyte View Post
                            No way! Thanks, Tidder! I'm going to try that and see how far I get.... Maybe it's not dead after all!
                            If you have probs on their site looking up your serial for RMA, email them. I had probs with mine, so they set me up an RMA manually. I just had to send an email and they emailed me back an excel RMA form. Easy as pie. (wtf, some pies are hard as **** to make... what a stupid saying.)
                            Tidder

                            Try RevFE
                            The best resurrected frontend I've ever used, period.


                            I Wish I could ban people

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                            • #15
                              I was also gunna say you can RMA the board. It cost me 16.00 for the repairs... it took about 2 weeks.
                              Progress [I will seriously never be done!]
                              Via EPIA MII
                              512MB RAM
                              OEM GPS (embedded)
                              nLite WinXP pro on
                              1GB Extreme III CF card
                              Carnetix 1260 startup/ DC-DC regulator
                              Software: Still, re-Writing my existing front end in .Net

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