[Coco] CoCo 1 64K upgrade failed :(.
gene.heskett at verizon.net
Fri Sep 26 18:25:25 EDT 2008
On Friday 26 September 2008, Ryan Pritchard wrote:
>I got to thinking this afternoon that there should be nothing preventing me
>from taking 41256 chips and merely grounding out pin 1 (A8) to keep the
>signal LOW (or is it HIGH? I don't remember my electronics logic that well)
It won't matter. I'd tie them low, because the 5 volt line is probably too
>to allow me to use the chips to provide access to the 64K using the A0
>through A7 lines with the state of A8 always locked. A0 - A7 on the DRAM is
>MA0 - MA7 according to CoCo Technical Manual.
>I wonder if I have an old 8 chip 256K VGA video card kicking around.
>On Thu, Sep 25, 2008 at 9:08 PM, Ryan Pritchard <coconut at pritchard.ca>wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> I followed the instructions for the 32K / 64K upgrade that I was provided.
>> I compared all 3 to 4 versions including a 32K only one. The nice part
>> was the 32K only upgrade was the same steps for the 64K upgrade sans some
>> extra jumper wires.
>> I only got as far as having desoldered my 64K x 1 DRAM from my extra Apple
>> //e 80 Column Card, and following the steps up to the end of the 32K
>> upgrade instructions.
>> The CoCo does not boot. I have cut all eight of the correct capacitors
>> C31, C35, C45, C48, C61, C64, C67, C70, moved all the jumpers to the 32K
>> setting, and tried both the LOW and the HIGH back jumper positions.
>> I think I may have burnt out the 64K x 1 DRAMs. I don't know what else it
>> could be and since I removed all eight caps breaking a couple in the
>> process I can't return to the 16K system :(.
>> I guess my options are find a good set of 64K x 1 DRAM, or cut my losses
>> and pick up a CoCo 3 from Cloud 9.
>> Currently kinda frustrating because the Extended Color Basic ROM I got
>> confirmed the FDC works.
>> Ryan Pritchard
>> Fun Extends All Basic Life Expectancies
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