Bringing up an Altair 680...
wh.sudbrink at verizon.net
Fri Jul 13 19:37:40 CDT 2007
Grant Stockly wrote:
> It depends how much free time you have. I would just remove the socketed
> parts - ROM, processor, and ACIA.
All of the ICs are socketed in this 680.
> Assuming you toasted the entire computer I could sell you every single IC
> for $50.
I might take you up on that...
I was wondering about getting a copy of VTL-2 in ROM/EPROM.
> Just a pointer, when the Altair 680 is working *properly* the heatsinks
> (especially the upside down one) are hot/burn to the touch. Same thing
> with the 2W resistor.
That's good to know.
> You might want to replace the fuse with a new one. Those old ones blow
> under proper loads.
Good to know as well.
> I have schematics for this computer if you need them.
Yes, definately. Thanks!
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