XO-1.5's sudden death - oven resurrected!

John Watlington wad at laptop.org
Tue Oct 16 00:54:53 EDT 2012

On Oct 16, 2012, at 12:27 AM, Chris Leonard wrote:

>> Having said that, in cases like the XO boards I think that we could and *should* know, at least the chemicals involved
> This link is the RoHS declaration for the XO-1.  I have no knowledge
> of the potential changes in chemical composition between the XO-1 and
> the XO-1.5 or of the availability of the RoHS certificate for the
> XO-1.5 at this point in time.
> http://wiki.laptop.org/images/d/d2/RoHS.pdf
> I imagine this would probably be a reasonable approximation of what an
> XO-1.5 RoHS sheet would look like, but that is purely speculation on
> my part.

Yes, every XO model meets RoHS.   Starting with the latter half of XO-1.5
production, we also meet the USA's Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act
as a child's toy.  This covers nasties like phthalates (the power supply cord
wasn't passing at first).   The motherboards are not, however, halogen free.

Despite all this certification, I know that compliance checking of suppliers/materials
is expensive and rarely done periodically (the power supply cord manufacturer
assured us that the second and third failing samples were phthalate-free!)
Take caution (and preheat the board at 80C for an hour, not 15 min.)


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