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Daydream ROM box kit

Started by pentium, September 15, 2008, 11:26:02 pm

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un

Do we know of anyone with another Daydream board?
2 x NeXTStation Colour Turbo + 1 Defunct monitor = sad panda

pentium

Quote from: "un"Do we know of anyone with another Daydream board?

didn't korneluk also own one?
His name is on the photos of the other box in the file archive.
I'm still horribly tempted to go and completely depopulate the board just so we can scan it in.

-NeXT 68040 Cube with NS 3.3 and 64Mb ram

pergamon

Quote from: "un"Do we know of anyone with another Daydream board?


I have one too.


I emailed a link to this thread to a friend of mine, who replied with some information I think would be useful.  I do need to double check with him before posting it here (but bug me if I haven't in the next couple days).

pentium

Thanks.

Anyways, I was doing some desoldering on another piece of equipment I have and I decided to change my mind about desoldering the whole board.
As long as you don't have desoldering braid, it's a nightmare and I would rather not destroy this box.

-NeXT 68040 Cube with NS 3.3 and 64Mb ram

gtnicol

I have one too... my memory is that the ROMs are basically Mac ROMs.

pentium

Quote from: "gtnicol"I have one too... my memory is that the ROMs are basically Mac ROMs.

True, Actually are they not from an LC or LC II?

-NeXT 68040 Cube with NS 3.3 and 64Mb ram

cubist

Quote from: "pentium"and I decided to change my mind about desoldering the whole board.


If you desolder it, you'll be sorry.  :-)  It's a simple circuit.  Easy to recover by hand.  Identifying those three parts and the gal programming, those will be the challenge.  An interesting thing is that the gal appears to have a 1999 date code on it.  I'm curious about that....

pentium

What can we use to read it?

-NeXT 68040 Cube with NS 3.3 and 64Mb ram

pentium

I'm pulling out the scanner and am proceeding to make scans of everything in the package. Disks will also be imaged and I'll make a little note of the part numbers of the components we do know.

-NeXT 68040 Cube with NS 3.3 and 64Mb ram

pentium

Okay, with the exception of the Disk images (I still don't know how to make images using Rawrite), everything has been scanned. Chips, documents, disks, the box, pinouts, everything.
Now I need a place to host it all.

-NeXT 68040 Cube with NS 3.3 and 64Mb ram

pentium

Okay, I have completed imaging the disks.

-NeXT 68040 Cube with NS 3.3 and 64Mb ram

brams

Quote from: "un"Do we know of anyone with another Daydream board?


I have a DayDream Rom Box
NeXTcube Turbo Dimension, NeXTstation Turbo Color, MP2100, Q840av, Q650, WS G4 500, Pismo G4 550, SGI Octane R12K MXE, BeBox 133.

pentium

Wonderful!
Have the chips on yours had their numbers ground off?

-NeXT 68040 Cube with NS 3.3 and 64Mb ram

brams

Quote from: "pentium"Wonderful!
Have the chips on yours had their numbers ground off?


Well from what I recall no they seem to be OK, it's hard to check it now as my box is at home in the UK and I'm working abroad for at least another six months yet, I think I may have photos of it though, I'll see if I can dig them up

brams
NeXTcube Turbo Dimension, NeXTstation Turbo Color, MP2100, Q840av, Q650, WS G4 500, Pismo G4 550, SGI Octane R12K MXE, BeBox 133.

pentium

Great!  :D
If we can get the numbers off these last chips we should have all the info we need to start making our own Daydream boxes.

-NeXT 68040 Cube with NS 3.3 and 64Mb ram