[torontocbm] Re: Spare PLA chips?

  • From: Gil Winkler <kimmyland@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: torontocbm@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 30 Apr 2009 19:42:50 -0400

Yeah well.....unless they are in a landfill somewhere, some surplus place
(in the States, here, who knows, MUST have TONS of them and maybe they can
be found online?   Haven't spent the time looking, just deducing from logic.


On Thu, Apr 30, 2009 at 7:40 PM, James Alexander <
james.m.alexander@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Yes Commodore was very popular for a number of years with various models.
>  Some of the places in the same vein as goodwill and value village won't
> take anything that is not "PC" which they consider to be "windows only",
> seems surplus places are going the same way unfortunately.  Places selling
> Commodore and others from the same era are more specialized and much fewer.
> Gil Winkler wrote:
>> Nods James......It was a decade ago that I went there and they were all
>> over....PETs especially.
>> But I can't beleive that they are all gone....does not make sense....they
>> are SOMEWHERE, just have to keep digging.
>> After all, wasn't PET the most popular selling PC for many years?
>>  GIl
>> On Thu, Apr 30, 2009 at 2:05 PM, James Alexander <
>> james.m.alexander@xxxxxxxxx <mailto:james.m.alexander@xxxxxxxxx>> wrote:
>>    Hey Gil,
>>    I haven't seen any Commodore or any other 80's computer items at
>>    Active surplus for over a year myself though I do look whenever
>>    I'm there.
>>    Gil Winkler wrote:
>>        C64 motherboards should be all over the place (dead or alive)
>>        at surplus places.
>>        Have you tried Active surplus on Queen/spadina?
>>        Gil
>>        On Wed, Apr 29, 2009 at 9:15 AM, STEVE GRAY <sjgray@xxxxxxxxxx
>>        <mailto:sjgray@xxxxxxxxxx> <mailto:sjgray@xxxxxxxxxx
>>        <mailto:sjgray@xxxxxxxxxx>>> wrote:
>>           While attempting to fix a C64 motherboard I mistakenly swapped
>>           PLA's into the SID socket... guess what?... PLA's don't
>>        like 12V :-(
>>               A long shot, but does anyone have any spare PLA chips?
>>        They don't
>>           seem to show up on eBay very often these days...
>>               I know I can get work-alike replacements for about $10
>>        each but
>>           I'd like to try to find real chips first if possible.
>>               Steve

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