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  • Dick Smith / Silicon Chip PC Driven Eprom Programmer

    OK, I got one of these kits from DSE a while back. Put it together and...it sat on my desk for ages

    Anyway, I recently tried using it. Had to revert back to Win2000 to get access to the parallel port. tried to dump a ROM, but could only get about 100 bytes at a time. Changing the start address helped. Seems that I had to cycle the relays.

    Write my own dumper software to do this automatically and its kinda unreliable for a few bytes after each cycle.

    Any ideas what the issue might be?
    ...maybe, but then again "maybe" covers a lot of things, like: maybe Michael Jackson really is LaToya in drag, or maybe if Dorothy clicks her heels 3 times and says "There's no place like home" while she is at home, she would telefrag herself..." - MadMikeAU

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  • #2
    Dont know what this issue is.

    BUT...

    in case your iunterested, these guys sell usb programmers plus all sorts of other cool gear

    http://www.darkwire.com.au/


    im not associated with these dudes in anyway,shape or form
    rc forums looking for cabinet pc atx power supply for 12/5 volt for mame cabinet and turn it on
    if your new to electronics and

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    • #3
      They have some cool stuff
      The best action is wrist action!!!!!!

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      • #4
        dark wire essentially sell willem clones I thought?

        sorry to hijack post Mike - I have no idea about the DSE programmers - check the silion chip website -they often put updated driver sfor kits - or maybe email them directly?
        Ric
        looking for:
        the baseboard for a Gottlieb Royal Guard
        Zaccaria Devil Riders Backglass
        Williams OXO, GTB Volcano

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        • #5
          The Willim ones look good. I might put some consideration to them $140 including shipping is reasonable. The USBiness is what I like, then I can use it with Win x64 also....hmmm.....
          ...maybe, but then again "maybe" covers a lot of things, like: maybe Michael Jackson really is LaToya in drag, or maybe if Dorothy clicks her heels 3 times and says "There's no place like home" while she is at home, she would telefrag herself..." - MadMikeAU

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          • #6
            willem can't do older stuff like 2532 i think
            that is why i went Data i/o
            Ric
            looking for:
            the baseboard for a Gottlieb Royal Guard
            Zaccaria Devil Riders Backglass
            Williams OXO, GTB Volcano

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            • #7
              IIRC, ther is updated software to fix certian glitches. You could download it (and I think i might of, just have to try and find it 8s )

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              • #8
                Nah. Tis a hardware thing. Maybe a cold solder somewhere. Luckily they give you extensive schematics. So I will spend sometime tonight looking at it.

                Looking at the Willim programmer, it seems they are still using the parallel port and only use the usb port for power (they still require a power pack for stuff over 5V). So, maybe I will concern myself with fixing this one up. Its always better to have something built with your own hands
                ...maybe, but then again "maybe" covers a lot of things, like: maybe Michael Jackson really is LaToya in drag, or maybe if Dorothy clicks her heels 3 times and says "There's no place like home" while she is at home, she would telefrag herself..." - MadMikeAU

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                • #9
                  OK, a few fixed solders here and a couple changes to the BIOS there, and I have it dumping a masked rom. The first 2 bytes are dodgy but the rest is good. But it still wont read the d27256.

                  WTF? It reads a 27c256 but not a d27256 ? WTF x 69

                  Anyways, I have convinced the missus of an upgrade. Now I just need to convince myself.
                  ...maybe, but then again "maybe" covers a lot of things, like: maybe Michael Jackson really is LaToya in drag, or maybe if Dorothy clicks her heels 3 times and says "There's no place like home" while she is at home, she would telefrag herself..." - MadMikeAU

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                  • #10
                    YES! My Willem programmer arrived today. I boot up Win2000 and check it out. It reads both the 27C256 and the D27256 no worries at all.
                    I think this is the start of a long friendship.

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                    The MegaTech ROM I dump is very different to the one in the MAME set. Interesting.
                    ...maybe, but then again "maybe" covers a lot of things, like: maybe Michael Jackson really is LaToya in drag, or maybe if Dorothy clicks her heels 3 times and says "There's no place like home" while she is at home, she would telefrag herself..." - MadMikeAU

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by MadMikeAU

                      The MegaTech ROM I dump is very different to the one in the MAME set. Interesting.
                      Submit the romset and all you can about it to, (ie: Can you make sure that the filenames are in the form .? That is, the exact text from the ROM label, followed by a period, followed by the PCB location (either an IC number or a C7-like designation?):
                      submit -at- mamedev -dot- org
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                      • #12
                        great programmer the willem(pcb4.5) had one for about a year now no probs i think you will be happy with it madmikeau
                        "You know, somebody actually complimented me on my driving today.
                        They left a little note on the windscreen.
                        It said, 'Parking Fine.' So that was nice."

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