Re: Clearing EPROMs: How much time to lay in the sun?

From: Anders Carlsson (
Date: 2006-07-18 12:36:32

On Tue, 18 Jul 2006, Ethan Dicks wrote:

> Kurt Russell's character pours some whiskey (J&B?) into a beefed-up
> prop of an Apple II that he was playing chess against.

Maybe he's trying to add sprites by pouring spirits (sprit in Swedish)
over the poor Apple. :-)

If he had a C64/128, it would never need to happen. Older VIC/PET are
however equally vulnerable as the Apple.

Speaking of EPROM programmers and erasers; I have a bit of money that
need to be used up and I looked into how much a modern programmer and
eraser costs.. Programmers starting at $320-390, erasers at $160.
Sheesh, maybe I don't really have that kind of need, or I'm looking
at the wrong places (ELFA in this case).

I do have an untested IEEE (1) based programmer that takes EPROMs of
the types 2516, 2716, 2532. I don't know where to obtain software though.
I would still need a way to erase chips.

(1) Or is it userport? The connector has a label that says IEEE, so I
     presume the former owner knew what he was doing.

Anders Carlsson

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