More Apple II fun - 4116s...
Gordon JC Pearce
gordon at gjcp.net
Thu Apr 30 16:25:27 CDT 2009
On Thu, 2009-04-30 at 12:32 +1200, falco at ihug.co.nz wrote:
> My real question is - 9 faulty out of 48, spread across both machines,
> seems very high. Are 4116s that unreliable? Or perhaps they're quite
> sensitive to power supply problems?
Even in the early 80s when 4116es weren't especially cheap, I always
replaced all eight in ZX Spectrums, and the tranny in the DC-DC
converter. It saved a lot of bounced repairs.
If one goes, the abnormal load it presents on the power supply seems to
spack the rest in short order.
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