M H Stein
dm561 at torfree.net
Fri Nov 9 10:39:16 CST 2007
Date: Fri, 9 Nov 2007 20:24:38 +1300
From: Ethan Dicks <ethan.dicks at usap.gov>
If someone tried to hack DRAMs in place on a static board, I'll bet that's
a mess. I have a 2001-16N board with factory perforations on the high 16K
RAM pads that I'd like to eventually reburbish to a full 32K.
If you really are interested in finding someone who is willing/able to
make that one live once again, I am entirely willing to give it a go. I
don't have a shell here, but I already have a 3032 board on the way here
from Sweden, so I was planning on trying to build a keyboard adapter of
some kind and an XOR-based composite-out adapter with a closed-circuit
TV monitor to get it all working. Doing the same for an old PET wouldn't
be that much of a stretch (I was planning on using a C2N232 adapter for
mass storage, eliminating the need to send down a real floppy drive).
I was going to do the same thing, sort of a PET in an AppleII-type case, but
it'll never happen so you're welcome to it. I've also got a keyboard for it (the
later version) and video's a no-brainer.
I also have a case (no monitor) but I think I'll keep that in case I _do_ decide
to do this one day with another less needy mobo.
Mind you, the plug-in chips are missing, so by the time you've hacked in
a 32K RAM chip and EPROM there wouldn't be much left of the original
We'll talk off-list.
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