Faulty ULA on Electron

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Faulty ULA on Electron

Post by shoggo147 » Mon Sep 19, 2011 7:35 pm

Hi there,

I am trying to repair an Electron which boots with a garbled screen. From info on the net and this forum I m pretty sure it will be the ULA. However I am stuggling to find one anywhere, does anyone have one tucked away I could possibly purchased from them?

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Re: Faulty ULA on Electron

Post by MartinB » Mon Sep 19, 2011 8:08 pm

Mark H (retroclinic) butchers Elks in cold blood for their Master-compatible keyswitches so he might regard a ULA as offal - send him a PM :wink:

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Re: Faulty ULA on Electron

Post by shoggo147 » Mon Sep 19, 2011 9:39 pm

Thanks Martin,
I will give him a try - one man's offal could be another man's fillet!

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Re: Faulty ULA on Electron

Post by johnkenyon » Thu Sep 22, 2011 11:48 am

shoggo147 wrote:Hi there,

I am trying to repair an Electron which boots with a garbled screen. From info on the net and this forum I m pretty sure it will be the ULA. However I am stuggling to find one anywhere, does anyone have one tucked away I could possibly purchased from them?
As a quick, last gasp fix, try removing the ULA from it's socket and cleaning the contacts with an eraser, taking care to remove any crud before replacing.

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