[EMS Discuss] EPROM programmer?

Rick Osgood EMAIL HIDDEN
Thu Feb 21 11:14:19 PST 2013


Thanks for the tip Julie.  That makes erasing the chips easy then.  I'll
definitely try to get in touch with Chris if there isn't anything available
through this group.

Thanks again,
Rick


On Thu, Feb 21, 2013 at 11:10 AM, Julie Baumler <EMAIL HIDDEN> wrote:

> Rick -
>
> Last time (~1996) I had to flash custom EPROM's, we just erased them
> in the sunlight.  Even in the rainy Portland winter, IIRC it only took
> a short visit outside with the cover stickers removed to erase them.
>
> Do you know @m0rb / Chris Engel? He hangs out on the #euglug channel
> and is one of the owners of Blairalley Arcade.  He's who I'd ask for a
> programmer and/or advice on this.
>
> Julie
>
> On Thu, Feb 21, 2013 at 10:50 AM, Rick Osgood <EMAIL HIDDEN>
> wrote:
> > I've been researching the possibility of flashing custom code to an
> EPROM to
> > use in an old NES cart to see if I can get it to run in an old NES.  I've
> > never worked with EPROMs before so it's all new to me.  Based on my
> research
> > though, it sounds like for what I'm trying to do, I'll need to use an
> EPROM
> > in the 27C256 family.  Does anyone have an EPROM programmer that would
> work
> > for this that I can borrow to play with this?  I'm primarily looking for
> a
> > USB programmer because I don't think I even have a computer with a
> parallel
> > port any more.  But I might be able to scrounge something up if
> necessary.
> > I don't need it right away, I'm still in the research phase.  I'm trying
> to
> > figure out if I'll have one freely available to me or if I'm going to
> have
> > to buy one.  I'm not sure I want to spend money on this right now.
> >
> > Also, a UV eraser would be useful as well if you have one of those I
> could
> > borrow with it.
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Rick
> >
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