From: Bryan Pope (bpope_at_wordstock.com)
Date: 2007-04-10 03:38:32
What has gone one with these two issues: > > > 1. I have a 4040 that when powered up the LEDs blink nine times. I > > can't find a flash code table for the 4040 at zimmers.net, but for > > the 8050 it says it is the Common RAM, $4000 - $43FF. Could this be > > the same for the 4040? > This was the RAM chips at UF5 and UF4. After replacing both in each of my 4040s, they powered up proprely. I noticed on one of the 4040s that a couple of the RAM chips was replaced previously, but there was one in the UC column and one in the UD column. What kind of test could they have done to figure out which RAM chip was bad while the chips were still soldered on? > > > 2. With a 2031, it powers up correctly but whenever you try to do any > > disk access like get a directory or header a disk, the computer hangs > > until I power off the 2031. I have already swapped the ROMs and the > > 6522, but the problem still persists. I haven't swapped the > > 75160 and/or 75161 yet. Could one of these be the problem and if > > so which one should I swap first? I am trying to minimize any > > desoldering/soldering... > This problem *finally* came to the 75161. After checking logic of pretty much the entire IEEE interface part, I thought the problem was capacitor C53 had failed was was shorted to ground. But after removing C53 and testing again, the empty space of C53 was still shorted. I then checked pin 8 of the 75161 to pin 20 (ground) and found out that they were shorted. So after replacing this 75161 this 2031 is happily working again.. I have also found out that the $10.50 desoldering iron from Radio Shack make removing chips a *LOT* easier and faster. Thank-you all for your help! Cheers, Bryan Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list
Archive generated by hypermail pre-2.1.8.