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Originally Posted by The Register .co .uk 
Shipments of the long-awaited and heavily fought over first batch of Raspberry Pi boards could be delayed thanks to a manufacturing ****-up.


The assembly lines churning out the first 10,000 units used the wrong kind of RJ45 networking jack, according to the team behind the $35 Linux computer, and the parts will need to be replaced before they can be posted to punters.

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Edited by joshd - 3/8/12 at 8:07am
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DOH, that will cost em!
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Gonna be a while before I get it at this rate...
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Eesh, that's a pisser.

You haven't linked to the source in your post.
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Eesh, that's a pisser.
You haven't linked to the source in your post.

I did, just forgot the ending tag. Doh!
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I know nothing about the connectors, but how wrong could an RJ45 connector be? I assume RJ45 is a standard, shouldnt then all connectors working with the RJ45 work?

EDIT: Nevermind. Seems I completely skipped over the line stating the differences between the different types of RJ45 connectors:
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Specifically, the boards should use sockets with built-in transformers to isolate the delicate circuitry from whatever voltage is put down the cables; the factory used to build the Raspberry Pi instead ordered jacks without the so-called magnetics.
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Noooooo... My preorder email was ambiguous enough. I got an email saying I could order, and that it was processed, but the site says April 3rd for shipping. frown.gif
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rspberrypi.org has some interesting xray images of the difference between the two connectors.
 
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