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Old 22nd March 2006, 08:14 PM   #1
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Is it possible to send a pcb somewhere and have a copy made up from the original?

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Old 22nd March 2006, 08:20 PM   #2
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Is it possible to send a pcb somewhere and have a copy made up from the original?

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might cost you more like 8 times the price, buti doubt they can just copy it. It's not like photo copying a piece of paper.
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Old 22nd March 2006, 08:50 PM   #3
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Hmm..doesnt sound too bad.. I *was* planning to rebuild my Class-D 2020 amplifier from autocostruire, but with top quality components! Unfortunatly they are unwilling to provide a new pcb

Would you be able to recommend somewhere UK based who offer this service?
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Hmm..doesnt sound too bad.. I *was* planning to rebuild my Class-D 2020 amplifier from autocostruire, but with top quality components! Unfortunatly they are unwilling to provide a new pcb

Would you be able to recommend somewhere UK based who offer this service?

Do you have a schematic ? im sure some one on the forum could do it if you pay them a little $$$ to do a board design for you.
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Old 22nd March 2006, 09:04 PM   #6
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Is this suitable?
It was made in eagle.
'Designing' a faithful replic should take less than an hour.
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Old 22nd March 2006, 09:05 PM   #7
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Code, it is inappropriate to put someone's copyrighted board design up for the purpose of soliciting someone to help you violate the copyright. I have removed the image. Please get the permission of the copyright holder before reposting.
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oh my I didnt realise! Sorry.
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That said, it is possible. I did it a few times in the past when the original films ( oh how I miss analog technology ) were gone or damaged. Most of the time they suffered from moisture.

If the board was important I went to a print shop and had an original pcb ( with all the parts desoldered !!! ) photographed with a 1:1 camera loaded with a high contrast film. In other words a film that made everything black that was not entirely white.

Then I retouched the new film with those press-and-peel tracks/pads and a scalpel. Especially the pads needed retouching. When it was done I could continue with my "new original" film.

That's all. It may sound obscure but I was quicker with analog techniques than with modern digital techniques....

Problem nowadays is that those 1:1 cameras are obsolete. If you find an old fashioned printshop they might still have one.
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Had exactly the same problem with my Otala amp boards which over the years through wear and component changing had come to the end of their life. I depopulated a board, cleaned it up and then photographed it with digi camera.Loaded image into Adobe photoshop, and adjusted image size to correct board size.
I found this came ot reasonably well with little distorion. I then used Adobe to white the background(board) and black the tracks.
Then printed onto blue transfer and proceeded with the transfer method to make boards.
Seems a bit of a lengthy procedure, but hey now I have boards again for my beloved Otala amps.
Oh and BTW the boards although not fine tracks were double sided.
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