In this video, I’m taking a look at a Blizzard PPC accelerator card for Amiga 1200. The symptom was simply a black screen upon power up without any activity at all.
It was not particularly difficult to track down and repair this fault, as you will see in the video.
One thing which really comes clear from this video is the importance of doing final inspection as a step in the repair procedure. How many of the DIY repair technicians out there incorporate final inspection as a standard procedure in the repair process? My guess would be far less than 50% of them. This is very unfortunate, as final inspection often proves to be a very important step in the whole repair procedure which can greatly reduce the risk of new failures happening in the nearby future.
The repair of the PPC card in this video is a typical example of this.