AATD CPU Upgrade Instructions

These instructions relate to the Redbird MCX, FMX, MX2, SD, or LD and require a basic familiarity with hand tools.

Download a pdf of the CPU Upgrade Instructions here.

  1. Un-pack CPU & extras:
    • New CPU
    • Power Cable
    • Monitor Cable Adapters (x 4)
    • Switch Panel Board & *Circuit Breaker Upgrade Kit
    • *Twin Throttle Board
  2. Open CPU case, remove packing foam and check hardware connections.
    • Please be very careful when removing packing foam.
    • Check power-supply cables at both ends for loose connections.
    • Press down firmly on memory and video cards to be sure they are well seated.
    • Check data/power connections to the hard drive; be sure they are firmly seated.
  3. Hook up CPU according to diagram on top of case.
    • Follow the diagram on top of the case when plugging cables into the new computer.
    • Contact Redbird Support for clarification if unsure where a cable goes on the new CPU.
  4. Install Switch Panel Board & *Circuit Breakers.
  5. Align and configure your monitors with the new computer.
  6. Calibrate your peripheral devices (Throttle(s), Yoke(s), and Rudder Pedals).
  7. *Install Twin Throttle Board if applicable.
    • Some users (depending on serial number) may not have to upgrade their Twin Throttle for compatibility with windows 7; users should only swap out the board if their twin throttle quadrant is inoperative after the upgrade.
    • See: TE Throttle Board Swap for instructions.
  8. Return old/unused hardware to Redbird using the provided return labels.
    • Ensure that all systems have been tested and are operational prior to shipping any old/unused hardware back.
    • Please Include: Old CPU, power cable, twin throttle board, switch panel board, and any other unused hardware.

* = if applicable

Please contact Redbird Support if you have any issues during your upgrade.