Yorick Moko yorickmoko at
Wed Apr 29 14:28:25 CEST 2009

And what about the sd-card??
that is a very easy fix to do
Joerg advised to fix it also

On Wed, Apr 29, 2009 at 11:36 AM, Dr. H. Nikolaus Schaller
<hns at> wrote:
> Am 29.04.2009 um 10:44 schrieb Helge Hafting:
>> Dr. H. Nikolaus Schaller wrote:
>>> Dear community,
>>> it is the philisophy of Golden Delicious Computers to find solutions
>>> for important topics that the community has and can't solve alone.
>>> Therefore, we (Golden Delicious Computers and TRIsoft) have worked
>>> behind the scenes and are close to offer a Buzz rework solution that
>>> can in principle serve all Freerunner Owners in the EU harmonized
>>> market.
>>> 1) We have identified a very good professional SMD rework company in
>>> Munich, Germany who are capable and willing to do the rework at low
>>> cost and high quality, but only if we deliver batches of collected
>>> devices. Since we are experienced in collecting incoming and outgoing
>>> shipments, the combination is the solution.
>> Will they do the bass fix too? For an extra fee probably, as the weak
>> bass isn't really a defect. The bass fix (bigger capacitors) was
>> published here, can they take a look at that too?
> We have done this but the Bass-Fix is much more complicated (opening the
> shields, adding wires etc.) and probability of damaging the device is
> much
> higher.
> The Buzz-Rework can be done by opening the front cover only (2x Torx).
>> I hope doing both fixes at once will be economical, as most of the
>> work
>> is common to both jobs. (Ship the phone only once, take it apart only
>> once, reassemble only once, ship it back only once.)
>> If they verify the buzz fix with a test call, then they'll even verify
>> the bass fix didn't break anything at the same time.
>>> 2) Therefore we plan to offer this service to all Openmoko owners
>>> within the EU harmonized market / tax union (to avoid re-import/
>>> export
>>> hassle).
>> What is the problem with a country outside EU? If the Norwegian
>> government adds a tax or fee, as they usually do, then the payment
>> is my
>> problem. Not yours. They post office simply notify me and hold the
>> returning package back until I sort it out. All they need to calculate
>> tax is the receipt for the repair fee. I guess this is provided
>> anyway,
>> as businesses normally provide a receipt.
> Sure, there is a receipt.
> The issue is that we receive incoming packages through German customs
> and customs charges a tax based on the value of the incoming goods.
> Getting tax exemption is possible but needs a lot of extra paperwork
> and depends
> on the country it is coming from.
> So we limit it to the EU in the first step. If that works well, we can
> try to find a solution
> for other european countries as well.
> Nikolaus
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