Started by Rabs, 22:23, 20 December 22
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Quote from: Rabs on 20:54, 27 January 23Is it me or are the PCB holes not quite wide enough for a standard socket?
Quote from: Bryce on 13:56, 28 January 23Quote from: Rabs on 20:54, 27 January 23Is it me or are the PCB holes not quite wide enough for a standard socket?More likely that you didn't get every last bit of solder out of every pin hole.Bryce.
Quote from: RetroCPC on 20:43, 28 January 23Rabs,If I understand correctly, you transferred the New looking keyboard to the lower unit, and put the aged - yellowed keyboard into the upper unit? I guess you did this because the "Amstrad and FDD" metal nameplates / badges on the upper unit appear "Scratched" / Damaged? but to me, they appear to still have their plastic protective on them (which has bubbled). Normally you peel this plastic film off when you buy the unit.As CPC664 are so valuable - and IF you unit still has the plastic film in place on the metal name plates / badges - I'd leave it on!!! (don't peel it off!!!)... Still having the protective shipping film on the badges only helps to increase your units value!!! If I'm correct, then I put back the New Keyboard!!! looks like the upper CPC might be really a little used "New" unit still with its protective shipping film!!!
Quote from: RetroCPC on 21:55, 28 January 23Also a note regarding the lead Pitch of the IC's - I've heard it said somewhere that Amstrad used a wider IC pitch the standard making it hard to fit IC's sockets - not sure which IC('s)... but have heard it mentioned before...
Quote from: Bryce on 13:27, 04 February 23There were no CPC's produced with socketed RAM.
Quote from: eto on 16:02, 04 February 23Quote from: Bryce on 13:27, 04 February 23There were no CPC's produced with socketed RAM. sorry, probably not clear, I meant: for all ICs that are socketed by AMSTRAD (e.g. CPU, Gate Array), the pitch width is "normal". For all ICs that are not in a socket, AMSTRAD used the wider pitch width (e.g. AY-3-8912). The only exception to that rule (afaik) is the RAM of the 6128: In my 6128s RAM is soldered, but if I remove an IC I can directly put a socket in. With the 464s that I have that won't work. If I remove a RAM IC, a socket will not fit.
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