This board has posted several places to get "Free Sample" parts and I though it would be nice if we had one thread dedicated to such links and the associated hacks. I'll start with the basic cable and connectors and go from there. Please feel free to add to the list and correct any errors. Also, always remember to maximize the variety of part numbers you get on a single request (even if you're not going to use them) because these companies track whom they have sent a sample to and they don't give seconds! So get what you can and if you are not going to use something then either give them to me or post them so someone else can benefit. After all there are always those that need a second shot in the school of hard knocks (yeah me too).
To start, go to fciconnect.com and click on the "Sample Request" button in the left column.
NOTE: This option doesn't shows up until you get down to the individual part number page.
89947-144 (use qty 2) -- These are the 44 pin IDE connectors.
89361-144 This is another 44 pin IDE connector that has been touted as one that works. So until someone gives a definitive answer U pays U money and takes U choice.
91820-044 (use qty 12 inch) -- This is the (ribbon) cable Remember to twist each pair of wires between the connectors.
62453-022 (use qty 2) -- This is the socket for the Compact Flash Hack.
69255-005 (use qty 2) -- This is the ethernet jack (I think, correct me if I'm wrong) for the Internal USB Ethernet hack.
PLCC32PTSMTTRSOD -- This is the "small outline" BIOS socket (I think, correct me if I'm wrong) for those that broke their original. Another option is P/N:
Other SMT BIOS Socket Options -- These are the other 32 pin SMT options available. Until a definitive answer is posted U pays U money and takes your choice.
I shall put together a post on the dip switches, trim pots and DC to DC converter for the core voltage (over clocking) hack next followed by the Maxim chips and equivalent for the RS232 board next.
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