“LeMaker has decided to restart production of these boards, even though it still has a communication issue between the processor and PCIe x16 slot. Those who don’t mind, can pre-order it for $299 dollars and because PCIe x16 slot isn’t working, users will get a free heatsink and fan. The PCIe x16 problem, hopefully will be fixed with a firmware sometime in the future.”
See Still broken LeMaker Cello board restarts production#*^^!#@!. The Cello board for which I’ve been waiting months now is apparently going into production, minus a working PCI-e slot. I need that slot to get more SATA ports working for my project. Apparently, they’ve assured themselves the problem is not electrical connectivity but some kind of software/firmware problem. Do I feel lucky???
Sigh. I guess I will hoard my annuity a bit longer before making a “pre-order”.