You lucked out!

From: Bruce Lane <>
Date: Thu Jan 22 10:30:36 2004

Hi, Joe,

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On 21-Jan-04 at 21:06 Joe R. wrote:

> Wahooo! Do you know if I can just plug this into any Unisite or does the
>Unisite need any particular ROM, PAL, etc?

        It will work with any Unisite that uses the EARLY revision of controller board.

        It's very easy to tell. Open up your unit (you'll have to do so anyway to install the thing), and have a look at the main board itself. The later-revision boards have a single 72-pin 8MB SIMM installed in a socket somewhere on the board. The early revision boards do NOT have this.

        As far as installing the actual board: Remember when we met at Orlando, and I dissected that one unit? The expansion RAM board installs below the main board, between said board and the power supply, screwed down to some tabs built into the chassis.

        Don't forget: You need eight 30-pin, 9-chip, 1MB PARITY SIMMs. Non-parity won't work, 'emulated' parity won't work, and three-chip SIMMs will not work. Gotta use 9-chippers.

        Once you get that dealt with, simply connect the module to the main board with a 60-conductor flat cable (I know I left you the appropriate one from that other unit, along with the mounting hardware), and power up. Once the system boots, it should show the increased memory amount.

        Your next mission will be to locate the 'Pinsite' or 'Chipsite' bases (the Pinsite is a better investment), and the appropriate adapters.

        Happy hunting.

Bruce Lane, Owner & Head Hardware Heavy,
Blue Feather Technologies --
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