How not to package a pcb for shipping :(

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How not to package a pcb for shipping :(

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It was a working Planet Harriers board before it was shipped. I asked the seller to package it well. I even offered to pay more in shipping to cover the cost of extra packaging...

That’s what I got :-o ....refunded since ebay but damn it how many pcb’s have to die before people stop doing this crap!?!
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Planet Harriers is already a very sensitive PCB... :palm:
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Right? I warned them to ship securely. Offered extra money for it. And I get this
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To be honest you could have received it broken even if it was shipped like the game you have in your "proper" packaging example. The problem is the weight of the whole thing (especially caged) and the fact that the BGA chips aren't properly soldered to the board. The motherboard needs to rest on a like six inches of packing peanuts to survive normal man handling that happens during shipping.

I own four Hikaru motherboards. The slightest bump will knock off the BGA chips of these things.

EDIT: Did you have to return the thing? The ROM board should most likely be fine. If you find a cheap Nascar or Airtrix motherboard, you can swap the ROM board over.
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I returned it. There was water damage on the game I did not notice when making the video. I indicated water damage on the mobo but found under rom corrosion on the game pcb. Probably never worked in the first place.
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nem wrote:
October 4th, 2019, 3:11 pm
To be honest you could have received it broken even if it was shipped like the game you have in your "proper" packaging example. The problem is the weight of the whole thing (especially caged) and the fact that the BGA chips aren't properly soldered to the board. The motherboard needs to rest on a like six inches of packing peanuts to survive normal man handling that happens during shipping.

I own four Hikaru motherboards. The slightest bump will knock off the BGA chips of these things.

EDIT: Did you have to return the thing? The ROM board should most likely be fine. If you find a cheap Nascar or Airtrix motherboard, you can swap the ROM board over.
Yes it was a risk, and that’s why I gave the seller directions.

Asked them to a) disconnect all the boards and bubble wrap and box separately in the mail box B) make sure none of those boxes were ABOVE the mobo. Said to put all the boxes below the mobo and away from the chips/sinks. Then said to wrap all that in bubble wrap, put in box, add more bubble wrap, and ship.

Instead they tossed a pile of pcbs on some paper and put it in the mail :lol: not even close to trying
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I got a pcb once that was wrapped in bubblewrap and brown paper and sent from Ireland.
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we need that brown paper back so we can cover the school books. :lol: :awe:

Worst was spent in a Tesco bag... But at least it was a cps2 game so had some bit of protection :problem:
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thomj wrote:
October 4th, 2019, 7:16 pm
I got a pcb once that was wrapped in bubblewrap and brown paper and sent from Ireland.
Damn. And I thought I’d found the gold medal winning “**** packer” lol
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I bought a game from a guy in Italy. It was a kaneko super Nova PCB and cart. It was wedged tightly in a pizza box barely just bigger than the PCB with cart attached. That box was then stuck in a much bigger box with a little piece of bubble wrap stuffed in there. When it got to me the outer box had a big hole in it and the smaller box was rattling around inside.

I couldn't see any physical damage, so I plugged it in suspecting the worst. To my surprise it worked perfectly :-o :wtf: :roll:
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I've received a Robocop 2 PCB with the JAMMA connector sticking out of a USPS box with one end open, with just some tape holding it in. The seller was from Denmark. Luckily, the board still worked. When I confronted the idiotic seller about the irrational packaging, his answer was "PCBs are hardy". :palm:
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Anyone who packs a PCB in **** packaging deserves the paypal charge back.
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My favourite was a Neo Geo AES sent in a crunchy nut cornflakes box stuffed with newspaper and only taped at the top.
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SuperPang wrote:
October 5th, 2019, 12:12 pm
My favourite was a Neo Geo AES sent in a crunchy nut cornflakes box stuffed with newspaper and only taped at the top.
I received a DDP DOJ Kit from Korea wrapped in a puffer jacket :lol:
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Years back I bought a Raiden 4 HDD and dongle from the marketplace here. Paid like 160 euros for it. Seller informed me that he had sent it. A week later I was at home in my kitchen making lunch when I heard a "clunk" sound from the hallway. I noticed a jiffy bag was dropped from the mail slot in the door (like a meter up) on to the wood floor. Lo and behold, it was the Raiden 4 HDD. Both it and the dongle was sent as is, inside the flimsiest bubble mailer imaginable.

And yes, it was ****.

Thank you seller. You know who you are.
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LEGENOARYNINLIA wrote:
October 5th, 2019, 7:03 am
I've received a Robocop 2 PCB with the JAMMA connector sticking out of a USPS box with one end open, with just some tape holding it in. The seller was from Denmark. Luckily, the board still worked. When I confronted the idiotic seller about the irrational packaging, his answer was "PCBs are hardy". :palm:
Lolol “pcbs are hardy”
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Who was the seller Carols collectables :lol:
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SuperPang wrote:
October 5th, 2019, 12:12 pm
My favourite was a Neo Geo AES sent in a crunchy nut cornflakes box stuffed with newspaper and only taped at the top.
lol ..I had one sent to me wrapped in a black bin liner years ago. Nothing else, just a bin liner :lol:
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The at the same time best & worst packaging job was when I recieved my Slam Masters 2 CPS2 Board (A+B Board) from Austria. It was wrapped in a used T-Shirt. The T-Shirt was then completly wrapped with clear tape with the shipping label slapped on it.
Of course there was a crack in the B-Board :problem: .
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