Hi all, I've also posted this plea for help on comp.sys.cbm, in case anyone sees it twice... I've just picked up an 8032-SK & 3016, both dead to the world :( I'm hoping that some of you who have been around these machines longer than I could help... First, the 8032-SK. This machine acts dead to the world. When powered up, the valve in the back of the tube glows, but the monitor itself doesn't seem to come to life. This may just be because I can't hear it whistle, but I can ususally hear these tubes... Also, the startup beep is missing, and blind-typing "?chr$(7)[cr]" has no effect. This machine came fitted with a daughterboard which identifies itself as "HIGH RESOLUTION GRAPHICS BOARD", and is "(c)1982 SUPERSOFT". When I got the machine, all of the flying leads were disconnected; the board itself plugs in to two chip sockets; these I assume are either replaced by stuff on the HRGB, or moved up onto it. The only chip with any decent identifying mark has "GRAPHIX17/B" on it, on a white sticky label. I've taken some photos of the mainboard, because I'm not convinced the mainboard is fully populated. The HRGB has been removed, so at least two chips are missing... I'll take some photos of the HRGB as soon as the camera batteries have recharged... Then there's the 3016 (not 4016, as I wrote in c.s.cbm). That switches on, and displays a picture, but it's full of garbage. Keypresses have no effect. I'm assuming that something internal (an EEPROM, perhaps?) has become corrupted. As I have no EEPROM blower, I will be unable to fix this one, unless someone can identify the failed chip & suggest where I might obtain a replacement. There's some photos of that one too; the display is different each time you power it up. All pictures will be temporarily hosted at: www.classic-micros.com/brokenpet/index.html If you follow the link, and get an error message, it's because I've not put the page up yet (I estimate in about an hour from now, after I've touched up the pictures). Any and all advice/help is much appreciated. Cheers! Ade. -- B-Racing: B where it's at :-) http://www.b-racing.co.uk Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list
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