Ebay Board 3: The 1MB upgrade

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Elethiomel
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Ebay Board 3: The 1MB upgrade

Post by Elethiomel » Fri May 13, 2022 8:46 pm

Nothing too exciting here, but I did document it just in case it went horribly wrong.

First, we need to desolder
16 * 15 IC pin holes = 256
16 * 2 capacitor holes = 32
3 * 2 resistor holes.

That's a grand total of 294 holes. Great fun.

Here we are part of the way through the process

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That took a while, but finally, it's all done.

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Caps all in place

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Sockets in place.

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Resistors in place. Weird reflections. The joins are actually a lot better.

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Chips in

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Detected and testing well

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Nothing that complicated. It was rather time consuming, but I wanted to keep this system fairly conservative and not all tricked out. No boosters. No floppy emulators. I plugged in a joystick and had a nice fun game of New Zealand Story off of an original floppy. :)

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Re: Ebay Board 3: The 1MB upgrade

Post by Steve » Sat May 14, 2022 10:09 am

Good job :) Reminds me of trying to sell a 1mb STFM on ebay/fb recently, people telling me it wasn't worth anything because it didn't have 4mb. Stupid idiots honestly, 1MB will play 99% of all commercially released games. If I spent the money on upgrading it to 4mb then adding the costs of the upgrade & labour into the price it would have been even less likely to sell. the irony ;D.

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Re: Ebay Board 3: The 1MB upgrade

Post by exxos » Sat May 14, 2022 2:28 pm

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