Help on a 1998 Award BIOS chip
curiousmarc3 at gmail.com
Thu Apr 19 00:55:02 CDT 2018
Actually the TL866A universal programmer comes with a PLCC-32 adapter included for about $50, including slo-mo shipment from the other end of the world and the extra tariff for the Chinese steel that must be hiding in it. And probably sharing a ride in the same boat, I should get some W29C020P’s. Which might chooch or not, on account of them containing either real or fake chips. In the latter case I will only will have lost a few American rupees and I can leave a blistering negative comment to further sink the already alarmingly low rating of my seller before he switches identity. So odds are in my favor. All electro-magically transacted on ePay based on fuzzy pictures for the gullible and funny money from PayBuddy. Oh the miracles of your new world economy.
From: cctalk <cctalk-bounces at classiccmp.org> on behalf of "cctalk at classiccmp.org" <cctalk at classiccmp.org>
Reply-To: geneb <geneb at deltasoft.com>, "cctalk at classiccmp.org" <cctalk at classiccmp.org>
Date: Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at 7:09 AM
To: "cctalk at classiccmp.org" <cctalk at classiccmp.org>
Subject: Re: Help on a 1998 Award BIOS chip
On Mon, 16 Apr 2018, Curious Marc via cctalk wrote:
On Apr 16, 2018, at 6:31 PM, Chuck Guzis via cctalk <cctalk at classiccmp.org> wrote:
On 04/16/2018 06:11 PM, CuriousMarc via cctalk wrote:
And lifting the sticker reveals the BIOS chip is just a W29C020P-12, a
regular 256k x 8 Flash memory, 5V chip. Duh. Mystery solved. Of course way
newer and with many more address lines than my DataIO 29B can read and
program. Time has come to buy a small, modern, cheap, infinitely capable
Chinesium EEPROM programmer. Read: the kind of practical, affordable,
sensical and useful equipment I usually steer away from. Ebay here I come.
Or make a programmer with an Arduino, since it's 5V.
Hmmm, you don't happen to be a subscriber to AvE's Youtube channel, perhaps?
Why... Would that be good or would that be bad?
Keep your disk in a vice!
Just make sure that the programmer you get chooches properly. ;)
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