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Hewlett Packard VME Repair

Alimar also offers a HP VME repair program. Boards that are deemed defective for a variety of reasons can be tested and troubleshoot on a per board, or contract basis. Currently we have had a 95% success rate in repairing graphic & terminal features on 743 & 744 boards. 

Basic fees do apply to the process:

Generally a bench fee is charged regardless of the work performed. If the board is un-repairable you are only charged the bench fee. If the board is indeed repairable the bench fee is waived and you will be charged only on the work that has been performed.

The diagnostic process generally takes 24-48 hours to complete. Basic repairs with in-house parts are returned in 1-2 weeks after receipt of the product. Parts that we do not have in stock come from AS5553 compliant sources, and these repairs can take between 3-4 weeks depending on complexity. Our VME repair staff take great pride in the efficiency and try to have most parts available in stock.

All service components are purchased under a Lockheed Martin reviewed AS5553 Counterfeit Avoidance & Detection plan. As a critical parts supplier to Lockheed Martin, we are certified as AS5553 compliant for spare parts and repair services. This affirms that all components are purchased through reputable, stringently monitored sources.

There are certain boards that do have a set price. We have a 'mean price' policy and each client knows prior to worked being performed what their cost is going to be. There are no hidden charges, as we strive to have a transparent process.

We have on occasion had to rework boards that had been 'repaired' by others and the people who perform our repairs take great personal pride in their abilities, which enable us to return boards in a equivalent to new condition.

Such repairs a conducted in a clean room environment with the highest standards of ESD protection available.

If you are interested in having a board repaired or quoted, please contact or contact him by phone (603) 679-2990

If you wish to fill out our RMA number request form see here: HP RMA Number Request form


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Please contact or contact him by phone (603) 679-2990

Boards that we have successfully repaired will carry a warranty directly from us. Once we have repaired a VME board we fully stand by the repair involved. An optional service include installing latest revisions of the CPU firmware.

Depending on the configuration of the boards you have and your intended upgrade path, the firmware may need to be updated to accommodate for example the 256MB Memory Module on the 744/165L and 744/132L Anole Processors. Turnaround time for updating to HP PDC 4.4 is generally 48 hours for US based clients.

Typical repair or rework tasks include:

 -Remove and replace most components including SMT, Through-Hole and Press Fit connectors.
 -X-Ray and video microscope equipment for inspection and failure analysis.
    -Dage XD6500 X-Ray.
    -Hirox video inspection microscope with BGA lens.
 -Lead-free and tin/lead processing.
 -Remove and replace a BGA with a new part.
 -Remove, re-ball and replace BGAs due to wrong polarity or bad connections.
 -Remove a BGA, modify board circuitry to add, change or delete connections, re-ball and replace the BGA.
 -Recover high value components (BGAs, QFPs, connectors, etc.) from scrap boards and refurbish for use in assembly or rework.
-BGA reballing services.
    -Convert between lead-free and tin/lead.
    -Recover valuable parts for rework or assembly operations.
-Solder masking repair.
    -We have developed a unique process for solder masking repair or modification. The results are seamless with excellent cosmetic appearance that will hold up to  reflow and other processing. This can be done on BGAs and bare or populated PCBs.


77A119752P1 - Alternate LM part number for 744/165L

77C732086G1 - Alternate LM part number for 744/165L

5998014952359 - NSN for HP 744/165L

7021015061958 - NSN for HP 744/165L

 Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions, or would like a formal quote on your repair project.

Please contact or contact him by phone (603) 679-2990


1FA6-0001 Alimar      EEPROMS

 HP Visualize EG Graphics Chip               HP PDC & IODC  Chips


HP 744/165L CPU (A4500-66016) with onboard Visualize-EG graphics

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions, or would like a formal quote on your repair project.

Please contact or contact him by phone (603) 679-2990


VME Circuit Board repair is a critical part of IT management. With various HP CCA repairs, we take pride in a near 100% success rate, meaning less down time for your critical systems.