Re: 8032-SK/3016

From: MagerValp (
Date: 2001-08-19 23:09:00

>>>>> "AV" == Adrian Vickers <> writes:

AV> First, the 8032-SK.

AV> This machine acts dead to the world. When powered up, the valve in
AV> the back of the tube glows, but the monitor itself doesn't seem to
AV> come to life. This may just be because I can't hear it whistle,
AV> but I can ususally hear these tubes... Also, the startup beep is
AV> missing, and blind-typing "?chr$(7)[cr]" has no effect.

I think this narrows down the problem to the power supply,  CPU, ROM
or VIA. Well, not too narrow...

AV> I've taken some photos of the mainboard, because I'm not convinced
AV> the mainboard is fully populated.

And I think you're right. If you look at the schematics on funet,

you'll see that the empty sockets are for ROMs:

  Socket	Function	Type		Address
  UA3		Characters	2316 or 2332	N/A
  UD7		Editor		2316		E000-E7FF
  UD11		Expansion 2	2332		A000-AFFF
  UD12		Expansion 1	2332		9000-9FFF

Funet has the necessary ROM images:



Nope, don't know which one's the best :) These are all for 50 Hz
machines and you're in the UK aren't you?

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