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16700 "A"/"B" CPU Board Interchangability

Question asked by markjmatthews on Jan 10, 2013
Latest reply on Mar 20, 2013 by sferguson0
Does anyone know if the CPU assemblies (A10 I believe in the service manual) are interchangeable between the 16700A,16702A and the 16700B, 16702B?

I basically have a 16702B with a busted CPU board and I'm looking for a cheap replacement, and the cheaper buys are usually in the "A" line.

They have different part numbers in their respective service manuals, but basically the boards _look_ almost exactly the same, apart from few slight changes (Some great photos at http://jvgavila.com/hp16700.htm). The only significant change seems to be that the "A" line had an RJ45 jack installed for the on-board 10Mbps ethernet, while the "B" line didn't have the RJ45 jack installed so that the 100Mbps ethernet daughterboard would fit.

I'm guessing that I can substitute in an "A" series board and it should work fine (but with the slower ethernet) as they both have the same CPU (A 150Mhz PA-7300LC). 

Any experience or knowledge of this realm though is greatly appreciated. Thanks!

-Mark

P.S. If you're curious to see a full description of my CPU board diagnosis, see http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/hp_agilent_equipment/message/49134  

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