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Your las hope is to replace the Pcb Controller with a working and exact same one ,

Posted on Feb 08, 2012

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    pier_seguin Feb 09, 2012

    Thanks !
    I've Got to find one Now !
    A DiamondMax 11 Model 6H500RO

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