[Repairs] Serial adapter for repair centers cost question
Richard A. Smith
richard at laptop.org
Fri May 23 09:55:29 EDT 2008
I'm going to submit 2 additions to the spare parts list for repair centers.
1 is the cable that you use for connections to the laptop serial port.
Qty 500 I've got a quote for $.50.
The 2nd is the custom usb to serial adapter which in its current form
will cost about $35 bucks or so. Perhaps less if we buy them in larger
My question is that is $35 (plus markup) going to be ok for grassroots
repair centers? They may need several depending on the size.
The unit could be made a bit cheaper if we drop the TTL-RS232 parts and
turn it into _only_ a TTL-USB adapter. We may want to do that anyway
because it removes one of the jumper blocks and reduces complexity.
Do I need to try and find a cheaper option? (but perhaps more work for
the repair center)
Anybody know how many repair centers we are going to try and stock right
Richard Smith <richard at laptop.org>
One Laptop Per Child
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