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setboard can't setup EEPROM on Intel above board

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    #16
    Thanks, think I found it. funny enough though I would of thought it was one of the larger chips. I'll confirm the numbers next time I get the card out of the closet. Unfortunately, I can't solder to save my life.

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      #17
      Originally posted by oblivion View Post
      Bummer, guess I'm stumped then, or it's just a bad card. could bad memory chips cause that error or is it definitely an issue with the EEPROM?
      Early EEPROMs had a more limited "erase+reprogram" count than later products. It could have exceeded this.

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        #18
        These early small devices work a bit differently, IIRC. The EEPROM is "shadowed" with static RAM. In the case of the Xicor chips, the EEPROM is rated for 100K stores. Datasheet. I don't know if the one on the Aboveboard is of the same type, but it's likely.

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          #19
          I hate to resurrect an old thread, but I promised to scan and upload my Above Board documents that I had. I finally had a few hours to spare this morning and scanned the 254 page installation manual for the Above Board Plus 8 and the 18 Page Quick Installation guide for the Above Board AT. They can be downloaded here. https://buildyourbox.com/AboveBoardDocs.zip

          Feel free to share or upload to your own archives.
          Last edited by bolex; September 19, 2021, 06:12 PM.

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            #20
            Originally posted by bolex View Post
            I hate to resurrect an old thread, but I promised to scan and upload my Above Board documents that I had. I finally had a few hours to spare this morning and scanned the 254 page installation manual for the Above Board Plus 8 and the 18 Page Quick Installation guide for the Above Board AT. They can be downloaded here. https://buildyourbox.com/AboveBoardDocs.zip

            Feel free to share or upload to your own archives.
            Thank you very much! This is really kind of you!

            Did your boxed version come with a driver floppy disk? Is it below 4.0?
            Last edited by dhau; September 22, 2021, 06:31 PM.

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              #21
              Originally posted by dhau View Post

              Thank you very much! This is really kind of you!

              Did your boxed version come with a driver floppy disk? Is it below 4.0?
              My box set was a sweet mess. The card was the Above Board Plus 8, but the software in it was for the Above Board AT ver. 2.4. I can send you the 360K disk image if you like.

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                #22
                Originally posted by bolex View Post

                My box set was a sweet mess. The card was the Above Board Plus 8, but the software in it was for the Above Board AT ver. 2.4. I can send you the 360K disk image if you like.
                Yes, please! I would very much like the image of the floppy. You can attach it here to your message too, so others can discover and download too. Thank you, bolex!

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                  #23
                  Originally posted by dhau View Post

                  Yes, please! I would very much like the image of the floppy. You can attach it here to your message too, so others can discover and download too. Thank you, bolex!
                  This is the disk imaged as I had it, but I'm thinking that there may be files missing from the setup disk. This is version 2.4 for the Above Board AT.
                  Attached Files

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                    #24
                    It looks right. It has the same contents and dates, etc as the disk here http://minuszerodegrees.net/manuals.htm#Intel

                    EDIT: the files on the images seem to generate different MD5 when I compare them though, but maybe HxC messed something up when I converted from IMD to IMG.
                    Last edited by jafir; September 23, 2021, 06:53 PM.

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                      #25
                      Originally posted by jafir View Post
                      It looks right. It has the same contents and dates, etc as the disk here http://minuszerodegrees.net/manuals.htm#Intel

                      EDIT: the files on the images seem to generate different MD5 when I compare them though, but maybe HxC messed something up when I converted from IMD to IMG.
                      The disk seems to be unreadable today - I just checked it. I'm wondering if the disk was already gone when I made that image back in March. Sorry about that.

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