Re: Darn.

From: Robin Harbron (
Date: 1998-05-28 19:17:50

Andre Fachat wrote:
> Martijn van Buul wrote:
> > connection somewhere (the thing was _very very very_ dirty!), but are there
> > other known common errors?
> Hm, the PET are known for chips moving out of their sockets easily,
> and also oxidating sockets. Sometimes getting the ICs out of their
> sockets and putting them back in helps.

Yes - the last PET I obtained (4032) worked fine at the shop, but failed
when I got it home.  I vacuumed the motherboard off, and located one
chip that had half popped out - just reseated it, and it's been working
great ever since.  I haven't found a PET yet that was really dead -
there was always something simple I could do to get them going again.
Robin Harbron

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