Posts tagged "Failure of Custom Chips"

A lot of computers include custom-made integrated circuits to reduce the cost of their manufacture. When those parts fail, there’s not much that a hobbyist can do to repair them. Or is there?

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Big Blue vs. The Tandy 1000SX

Thanks to the incredible kindness of another Tandy nerd, I’ve gotten a replacement Light Blue chip, but will the Tandy 1000SX finally work properly? Let’s ask the four years that I spent trying to figure out what else was wrong with it.