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un



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 2008 11:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do we know of anyone with another Daydream board?
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 2008 12:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

un wrote:
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.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 2008 4:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

un wrote:
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).
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 2008 4:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 2008 7:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have one too... my memory is that the ROMs are basically Mac ROMs.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 2008 9:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

gtnicol wrote:
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?
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 21, 2008 3:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

pentium wrote:
and I decided to change my mind about desoldering the whole board.


If you desolder it, you'll be sorry. Smile 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....
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 21, 2008 4:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What can we use to read it?
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 25, 2008 2:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 25, 2008 6:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 26, 2008 11:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Okay, I have completed imaging the disks.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 04, 2008 9:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

un wrote:
Do we know of anyone with another Daydream board?


I have a DayDream Rom Box
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 04, 2008 5:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wonderful!
Have the chips on yours had their numbers ground off?
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2008 8:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

pentium wrote:
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

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2008 9:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great! Very Happy
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.
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