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* 1. Company Name & Contact Details

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* 2. Considering the process of PCB manufacture - at the point of Testing & Quality Control, what happens to the PCBs that fail? Are faulty components replaced/repaired or do PCBs get sent straight to recycling?

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* 3. Theoretically, excluding all the supply chain logistics and costs, is it possible to repair failed used PCBs using manufacturing Quality Control techniques mentioned in the previous question, providing the equipment is available?

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* 4. What are the current constraints in PCB design? Why are PCBs designed this way? Particularly motherboards.

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* 5. Can components be grouped together by type and linked using connectors rather than being scattered across the substrate? If not, why and what alternatives are there?

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* 6. Has modular design for ease of disassembly and repair ever been considered?

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* 7. What are all the component groups used in server PCBs? (Especially the motherboards, i.e capacitors, resistors, ICs etc.)

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* 8. Where can one find the information on all the components used (BOM) in PCBs? Is there an OEM database? If this not possible, then why?

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* 9. Where can we find information on each component full chemical composition? Is there an openly available SMD component manufacturer list?

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