CO700115 REV. 2B with Piggyback RAM expansion.

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Re: CO700115 REV. 2B with Piggyback RAM expansion.

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Well done, if it's one thing I've learned, it's when you start to get Ram problems on an old computer, it's usually a good idea to change the lot and then work out what still might work 😁
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Re: CO700115 REV. 2B with Piggyback RAM expansion.

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Forgottenmyname wrote: Mon Dec 24, 2018 4:57 pm Well done, if it's one thing I've learned, it's when you start to get Ram problems on an old computer, it's usually a good idea to change the lot and then work out what still might work 😁
I quite agree, and once I'd tweaked the PLCC socket pins for the MMU and GLUE, and the original memory was gone, booting up gave me a black screen with a white border, so a classic case of no RAM, meaning it looked like everything else was good to go. Just a case of dropping in a known good RAM expansion kit. I may yet install sockets and new de-coupling capacitors, and test with known good RAM to see if I can bring the thing back to life in a more original condition. Still thinking on that one, as it's a very early revision and seems to have no 68R resistors in the CAS/RAS lines, as they were added into the original piggyback RAM expansion.
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Re: CO700115 REV. 2B with Piggyback RAM expansion.

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I will update when I get a chance to give it the once over and power it up.

Anybody else think those wires look like telephone cable?
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vondess wrote: Sat May 23, 2020 6:43 pm ...Anybody else think those wires look like telephone cable?
It is standard color coding for cables. So it could be any cable really. But, yes, it certainly looks like it :)
  1. white/blue
  2. blue
  3. white/orange
  4. orange
  5. white/green
  6. green
  7. white/brown
  8. brown
  9. white/slate (grey)
  10. slate (grey)
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Re: CO700115 REV. 2B with Piggyback RAM expansion.

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Looks like network cable, not telephone cable :)
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