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What are your thoughts on the Spike II system?

By LoserKid3

1 year ago

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Post #26 A report from an operator and a life cycle expectation. Posted by xTheBlackKnightx (1 year ago)

Post #215 Things to consider from a senior technician’s perspective. Posted by xTheBlackKnightx (1 year ago)

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#29 1 year ago

I have GoT (spike 1) and it’s been problem free.

I’ve been trying to find the differences between spike 1 and spike 2 games, but haven’t found a list changes. They seem pretty similar.

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#259 1 year ago

Can anyone confirm that stern has promised to release schematics eventually? Because that’s a huge deciding factor in longevity of the device. Node boards can be repaired, some parts are through hole. The rest will need more tools and training to fix, but it can be done with a schematic and parts list.

#286 1 year ago
Quoted from vireland:

There can be a mix of both through hole and SMT instead of SMT overload.

Node boards have some through holes for transistors. It’s not all smt. The pieces that are most likely to blow are through hole.

Quoted from j_m_:

and without any available schematics, how do you propose doing diagnosing a problem on the SPIKE board?

Trial and error until schematics become available.

Quoted from j_m_:

that's one of the problems that people have already identified with SPIKE

There’s a big difference between identifying a problem and actually experiencing a problem. I don’t believe that there are wide spread issues with node boards (yet). Ive never had an issue with my game.

If schematics become available, will there be an aftermarket opportunity to recreate these node boards with all through hold parts? Or will 3rd party remakes also have smt tech to maintain size? What ever Keeps the games repairable at home.

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