On Fri, Sep 11, 2009 at 3:24 PM, Matthew Hudson <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > Does anyone know of a source of vintage IEEE buffers (besides pulling >> them from a working machine) or a modern equivalent? >> > I can't find MC3446 quads anywhere. Me neither; one of the reasons I was asking. I have an old 4040 mainboard I bought for real $$$ back in the early 1980s with the hope of hacking up a single drive to it, but even though I had (still have) a real SA400 floppy drive, I never came up with an interface from the drive mech to the 4040 board, so eventually, the 4040 board became a parts-donor for my other Commodore gear. I'd like to restore it for use as a spare, but one of its missing elements is one or two MC3446s. I suppose I could steal some from a dead PET board, but so far, I've had too much success repairing PETs to have any of those lying around. :-/ > 75160 & 75161: > > http://www.memotronics.com/?id=25 > > I've order them from there and they are a good outfit. Very nice. Thank you. I did not know about that company. For ~$3 per set, I might have to order a couple of sets as spares for some of the IEEE cartridges I have (all of which have been previously mentioned in this thread). I am coming to the conclusion that I am unlikely to find NOS MC3446s and will only be able to find them attached to working or formerly-working boards. Thanks, -ethan Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing listReceived on 2009-09-11 20:00:56
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