On Thu, Jan 21, 2010 at 3:20 AM, Philip Lord <email@example.com> wrote: > Thanks for the update Ethan. Sorry to hear you are so crazy busy, hopefully > for your sake your schedule will ease up. Once we hire a second SA, things should ease back. Right now, I'm working about 55-60 hrs/week. > With the board that works with the dead CHRGEN ROM, did you have a chance to > test it with loading and saving? > It would crash for me when I tried that. I will be sure to try that. > A while back (before I actually sent you the boards)in anticipation of > getting the boards working (very optimistic of me), I ordered Nicolas > Welte's RAM/ROM replacement board, and his 6540/6550 boards as kits. Last > weekend I actually had a chance to build them up. That will probably deal > with any future issues with the Japanese motherboard. Most likely. I have a couple of ROM/RAM boards, but I have yet to finish building them. Right now, I'm short on 20/40-pin headers. > As for the possible > dead CHARGEN ROM in the other board I believe that a 2532 EPROM's can be > used as a replacement for the 2316b...is this true? if so I have a few of > these EPROMs hanging around and can easily burn one with the appropriate ROM > file. I'd recommend using a 2732 - they are much more common (I can probably burn one for you and toss it in). 2532s are perfect for replacement masked-programmed ROM replacements in newer PETs (post-6540s) or for adding user-contributed firmware into the "open" blocks on dynamic PETs. My old 2001-32N always had a full suite of enhancements (12K, loaded as 4K, 4K, 2K and 2K - for various utilities). I forget the minor difference between a 2532 and a 2732, but you can *not* drop a 2732 into a regular ROM socket - perhaps you can for a Char ROM, though. They are so close that a quick inspection of the footprint differences should suffice to reveal what's unique. -ethan Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing listReceived on 2010-01-21 17:00:43
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