Ashaz101
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Where can I get a Pi Replacement?

Sun Jul 14, 2019 1:41 pm

Hi,

I don't know where to get a Pi Replacement from. It's from 2017 and its RPi3B. I want to know if I could replace it even though it's from Amazon. On Amazon things tend to change a lot now. What could I do?

Ashaz101
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Re: Where can I get a Pi Replacement?

Sun Jul 14, 2019 1:45 pm

Apologies if I'm in the wrong forum section.

andrum99
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Re: Where can I get a Pi Replacement?

Sun Jul 14, 2019 1:57 pm

Ashaz101 wrote:
Sun Jul 14, 2019 1:41 pm
Hi,

I don't know where to get a Pi Replacement from. It's from 2017 and its RPi3B. I want to know if I could replace it even though it's from Amazon. On Amazon things tend to change a lot now. What could I do?

What do you mean by "replacement"? Do you simply want to buy another one? If so, just click on "Products" at the top of this website, then select the Raspberry Pi 3B (part way down the page) and click "buy now", then choose your country. You will then be presented with a list of resellers in your chosen country.

Heater
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Re: Where can I get a Pi Replacement?

Sun Jul 14, 2019 2:00 pm

Is there any particular reason you need that exact model Pi?

I'd just get whatever new model is available. I'm pretty sure whatever I had running on the old model will run on the new.

gkaiseril
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Re: Where can I get a Pi Replacement?

Sun Jul 14, 2019 3:06 pm

You can go to any authorised Raspberry Pi dealer and search for the Raspberry Pi 3 and you should see the Model A, Model B and Model B+. I would expect the various Pi 3s will continue to be built since not everyone will want to use a Pi 4 and the USB C power supply for their projects. Also there are still inventories of parts for the Pi 3 that can be manufactured and sold. I would expect the product will end within a year.

The Raspberry Pi 2 appears to be have been discontinued.
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trejan
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Re: Where can I get a Pi Replacement?

Sun Jul 14, 2019 3:18 pm

gkaiseril wrote:
Sun Jul 14, 2019 3:06 pm
The Raspberry Pi 2 appears to be have been discontinued.
They've committed to making the RPi 2B and 3B until at least January 2022. The 2B was altered a while back in revision 1.2 to use a downclocked 3B SoC though.

The 3B+ is until at least January 2023.

Ashaz101 should be able to get a replacement 3B for a while and I expect there to be lots of boards anyway even once production does end. If they mean a warranty replacement then they're out of luck.

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Re: Where can I get a Pi Replacement?

Sun Jul 14, 2019 4:08 pm

trejan wrote:
Sun Jul 14, 2019 3:18 pm
gkaiseril wrote:
Sun Jul 14, 2019 3:06 pm
The Raspberry Pi 2 appears to be have been discontinued.
They've committed to making the RPi 2B and 3B until at least January 2022. The 2B was altered a while back in revision 1.2 to use a downclocked 3B SoC though.
Pi2Bv1.1 boards are still available... https://www.alliedelec.com/product/rasp ... /70465426/ How many do you want?
The 3B+ is until at least January 2023.

Ashaz101 should be able to get a replacement 3B for a while and I expect there to be lots of boards anyway even once production does end. If they mean a warranty replacement then they're out of luck.
Replacing a Pi3B is easy. Bear in mind that the Pi2Bv1.2 and Pi3B use the same stepping of the same SoC.

On the whole, I could see the OP wanting to replace his Pi with the same model, though he could go from a Pi3B to a Pi3B+. The issue may be what else he would need to replace by going to a Pi4B...adapter or whole PSU, adapter or video cable, having to upgrade to Buster immediately instead of doing it when he wants to. If the Pi3B is doing the job, there is no particular incentive to upgrade it.

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