Well, 90% might be a bit of a stretch, but after having my own initial issues, then later seeing post after post about people finding out that their AmigaOne XE boards had problems, then seeing a common solution pop up, I couldn’t resist this post.
Many users will find that their motherboard may not boot after some time, or will boot but will show all sorts of symptoms.
The VERY FIRST THING that the user should do is this:
– CHANGE THE MOTHERBOARD BATTERY.
The Eyetech AmigaOne SE/XE motherboards use a very common, very cheap coin-style battery that can easily be replaced. The u-boot system depends upon it. It is the CR2032 coin sized battery. Many manufacturers make them and they are super-cheap. I picked up a pack of 2 at a drug store for about $2 USD.
Always do this first and see if the symptoms go away. If they do, great! If not, then start asking around the various amiga forums for help.
Hope that helps someone out there!