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384drtysteve101
02-07-2011, 07:11 PM
Our team 384 has a 2 year old c-rio, and we wanted to know if it could last another season, as we are trying to budget our money for the future, would there be a considerable difference in using a new c-rio vs a 2 year old c-rio? Plus what is the lifespan of a c-rio just for future reference?

Mark McLeod
02-07-2011, 07:56 PM
The FRC cRIO's are all the same. They haven't changed from 2009.

They last a long time.

Greg McKaskle
02-07-2011, 09:45 PM
They last even longer if you follow the cleaning instructions and install provided gaskets that keep aluminum shavings form bouncing around amongst the electronics.

Greg McKaskle

wilsonmw04
02-07-2011, 10:11 PM
They last even longer if you follow the cleaning instructions and install provided gaskets that keep aluminum shavings form bouncing around amongst the electronics.

Greg McKaskle

We use the gaskets, but what are these cleaning instructions you speak of?

Mark McLeod
02-07-2011, 10:43 PM
How Do I Clean My cRIO-FRC and Install Protective Gaskets? (http://digital.ni.com/public.nsf/allkb/FA1B856FC4EB6F9D86257673007935A1)

384drtysteve101
02-07-2011, 10:54 PM
so if we clean ours up and protect it should be able to last for little more while, cause it is banged up a bit, i can post a picture or 2 on here to give a close up...

Greg McKaskle
02-09-2011, 06:50 AM
Post a picture. If pins are bent, you probably want it fixed. If there are holes drilled in it or other mods, it won't pass inspection at an event. The RMA process is quite fast, but this is typically for units that aren't functioning.

Greg McKaskle