Dr. H. Nikolaus Schaller hns at
Wed Apr 29 15:44:15 CEST 2009

Am 29.04.2009 um 14:28 schrieb Yorick Moko:

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

It is not really necessary to do that when using a more recent kernel  
that can switch off the SD card clock:

But it does not look very complicated so I will take your suggestion  
and find out what we can do.


> 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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