Dusty RAM and strange chip

Dusty RAM and strange chip

This is just after I opened the machine up for the first time in a few years. There was penty of dust on these RAM chips.

Posted by mercuryvapour on 2006-11-25 17:09:06

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Dusty CPU

Dusty CPU

Another shot just after I’d opened the machine, showing encrusted dust on the CPU. Shortly after, I wiped down this, and the rest of the chips, with a lump of damp toilet paper.

Posted by mercuryvapour on 2006-11-25 17:07:15

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Resistors

Resistors

A view along the 2nd keyboard connector, and the resistors next to it. I removed the dust ball (on the left) after I took this image. I thought it looked cool.

Posted by mercuryvapour on 2006-11-25 17:13:41

Tagged: , zx , spectrum , plus , 2b , 128k , plastic , black , nostalgia , computer , 8-bit , sinclair , 1990 , amstrad , open , guts , cpu , chips , masked , eprom , pcb , printed , circuit , board , resistors , ic , zilog , z80 , capacitor , dustball