MintyPi V3 Services

I offer a variety of services for you to obtain a MintyPi V3:


Full build

With a full build, you will receive a ready to play* MintyPi V3 that includes the following**:

*I WILL NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCE SUPPLY ANY GAMES (ROMs) WITH THIS BUILD. It will be on you to find any ROMs for the games that you would like to play and upload them to your MintyPi. If you supply me with your WiFi credentials, I will happily upload a supplicant file so that the MintyPi will connect to your network. Your network must be a private network as FTP on office, school, public, etc networks most likely have device to device FTP disabled. The network must also be on the 2.4 GHz band as the RaspberryPi Zero W does not support the 5 GHz band.
**Based on the stock from the people that supply the items. If something is out of stock at the time I go to order it, I will confer with you about alternate arrangements.

How It Works

Once I receive payment, I will start sourcing the parts. If a particular part is out of stock, I will contact you to see if you would like to change the option, wait until it is back in stock, or refund you. To make things easier on both of us, please check for stock before placing an order. Once I receive all of the parts, I will update you and begin assembly. When finished with assembly, I will test for full functionality including sound (speaker and headphones), screen, save states, charging, and all buttons. I do record the functionality testing and packaging w/ the label until sealed in the case of a dispute.

Cost

$325 + shipping
US Shipping: $8 via USPS flat rate box (small)
International shipping: Contact me for a price. I will not ship any batteries internationally. Any VAT, duties, import charges, or any extra charges are the buyers responsibility.


Soldering Services

If for whatever reason you do not want to do the soldering, I would be happy to do it for you. This service allows you to source the rest of the parts and assemble the final product.

How it works

There are a couple of ways this will work:

I purchase the kit and send it to you:

If you would like me to take care of purchasing the kit, I will happily do that. This is the preferred method as I can keep track of the orders easier.

Contact me with your name, address, and that you would like for me to order the kit for you and any extra items that you would like ordered from Helder (ie: laser cut tin or battery [US ONLY]).

Once I order the kit, I will send you information like the order number and tracking number.

You purchase the kit and have it sent to me:

If you would like to purchase the kit and have it sent to me directly from Helder, please get in contact with me for the address. I will also ask for your name, address, tracking number, and order number from Helder. If you also order other items like a laser cut case and/or battery from Helder, please let me know so I can make sure they get to you when I send you the soldered kit.

You purchase and send me the kit:

Get in contact with me and we will arrange a way for you to send me the parts. Please send everything in the kit (button board, power board, L+R board, screen, wire harness, ribbon cable, speaker, and headphone jack) and a RaspberryPi Zero or RaspberryPi Zero W.

I ask that the kit be sealed from Helder so that way if something is not working correctly, I can get with Helder for replacement parts free of charge. If the contents are not sealed, I will have to either send the kit back to you as is or charge for a repair.

Cost

$45 USD + shipping.
US Shipping: $8 via USPS flat rate box (small)
International shipping: Contact me for a price. I will not ship any batteries internationally. Any VAT, duties, import charges, or any extra charges are the buyers responsibility.

If you would like me to source a Raspberry Pi Zero W for you, please add $20 USD.


Repairs

Desoldering/resoldering the Pi

If you have bridges under the Pi that you can not get rid of or don’t feel comfortable getting rid of, I will unsolder the pi and resolder it on for you. PLEASE DO NOT ATTEMPT THIS IF YOU ARE UNCOMFORTABLE DOING THIS!

If there is a lifted pad, I will run a piece of magnet wire from the test pad to the corresponding GPIO pin. This will keep full functionality and not affect anything cosmetically.

If you would like to use this service, please contact me for information. I will ask for your name, address, and pictures of the solder work. Please send me the PCB kit from Helder (including screen, power board, ribbon cable, and wire harness) so that I can test functionality when complete. Please do not send the battery.

The cost is $65 USD + shipping.
US Shipping: $8 via USPS flat rate box (small)
International shipping: Contact me for a price. I will not ship any batteries internationally. Any VAT, duties, import charges, or any extra charges are the buyers responsibility.

If I need to replace the RaspberryPi, please add $15 USD. I get my Raspberry Pi’s from Adafruit and this is basically at cost for the Pi and shipping from them.

Other repairs

For other repairs, please contact me with what is wrong. I may try to troubleshoot with you before having you send it to me.

I charge $25 for diagnosing and the first hour of work and $15 per each additional hour of work. I will be in contact with you for any additional charges (ie: Pi needs replacing) before doing any actual work. I also charge for return shipping.
US Shipping: $8 via USPS flat rate box (small)
International shipping: Contact me for a price. I will not ship any batteries internationally. Any VAT, duties, import charges, or any extra charges are the buyers responsibility.


Disclaimer

I hold the right to refuse any work at my discretion for any reason at any time. If this is the case, I will return the product as is back to you and refund you the full amount minus return shipping.

I am not responsible if a parcel gets lost. I can not control them. I ship everything through USPS and provide a tracking number with everything I ship. Any extra costs during shipping (ie: VAT, duties, import fees, insurance, etc) is the buyers responsibility.

I will ask for payment before doing any work besides a repair. If I am doing a repair, I will contact you with the cost of the repair and then ask for payment before I send the product back to you.