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Teardown, Repair & Test: AY/Generic UV EPROM Eraser

With many older computers and their peripherals, the firmware code is stored inside a ROM chip of some sort. These were unlike the later EEPROMs and Flash chips which could be electrically erased and reprogrammed. Instead, these chips were often … Continue reading

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Teardown: Vonets VAP11G Ethernet to 802.11g Wireless Bridge

What do you do when you have some device that only supports wired-Ethernet, but it’s going to be deployed in a place where it isn’t practical to install cabling? Well, the easy solution is to use Wi-Fi, through a device … Continue reading

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Tech Flashback: I’m SCSI and I know it …

You might look at the title and not realize what the reference is – but apparently, SCSI was supposed to be pronounced ‘sexy’ until somebody ruined it. I suppose that’s fitting when SCSI evolved from SASI, which one can only … Continue reading

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Salvage: Quantum Fireball 1280Mb AT Hard Drive

It’s been another busy week – and as I wait for the autoclave to cool, here’s something from a salvage done earlier in the week … But before I talk about the item itself, the circumstances surrounding the salvage deserve … Continue reading

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