EPROM issues, who can burn?

From: Mike Ford <mikeford_at_socal.rr.com>
Date: Mon Nov 1 03:08:12 1999

>1) if the goal is to have an "authentic" system, one has to have the
>authentic EPROMs with the binary images in them. The spec's for programming
>pre-32-pin eproms were not kept secret.
>2) if the goal is simply to have a working system, there are several ways to
>get around the ancient EPROM oddities. All of these involve wiring and
>maybe even soldering something. The easiest of them, however, is to build
>an adapter board with the binary images residing in battery backed rams
>intended for substitution for EPROMs, and a simple programmer for them for
>those situations when things go wrong.
>3) Now comes the hard part . . . You have to choose.

Thats simple, if emulation will make you happy, why stop at the eproms,
just run one of the emulators for the whole system on your PC. My goal is
to get old systems running at a low cost, and I think that means original
or functional equivalent parts.
Received on Mon Nov 01 1999 - 03:08:12 GMT

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