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December 23, 2017, 03:19:03 PM
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Hey guys/gals,

If you have some extra pieces like a hash board/blade laying around, then it kind of makes sense that it would be much less expensive just to buy a spare case, fans and controller board, etc that you need to complete the miner. Has anyone had any experience with this or does anyone know if this is possible? I'd like to get another miner up and running and don't want to spend more money than I need to + I have a spare board. Thanks in advance.  Grin
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December 24, 2017, 01:00:28 AM
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From my experience trying to get spare parts, you wont be able to piece an S7 together for less than what they are going for right now (1200-1500). Each board in working condition is selling for ~$550-600, controller board for ~$100-200, I/O ribbon cables for $15x3, then fans (not sure on price). Better off finding a solid working unit.


Another possibility is finding the "broken" boards that actually just have bad PIC's and soldering on the potentiometer that is in a fix thread on these forums. They usually sell for under $100 on ebay.
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December 26, 2017, 08:03:16 PM
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Thanks! I appreciate the advice!
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