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Found this old piece of hardware...


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#1 James 423 89

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Posted 20 January 2009 - 05:35 PM

I was cleaning out my basement of stuff my dad had before he passed away, a bunch of computer stuff such as weird.. machines i guess you could say.

Anyways, i found a box dated... a good 10+ years, Zap-a-pal Programmer, Serial number 351.


I checked the web for this, nothing on it, there was even a receipt in it, it cost $395 when it was purchased. It's all in a box that was sent to my house.


Anyone have any info on this, also, if wrong section please move it.

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Posted 20 January 2009 - 05:52 PM

Looks to be an EPROM/EEPROM programmer. Does it have the docking to plug in the ICs? If it is complete, it might be a good EBAY seller (I bet some Turbo Buick racers would like to have their own.)

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Posted 20 January 2009 - 05:54 PM

ICs being?


i will have to check once you tell me what it is lol, i dont have much knowledge on computers like i did :-/

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Posted 20 January 2009 - 06:23 PM

PAL info
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Programmable_array_logic

Instead of a place to plug a chip in, it may have a cable with a
serial or printer connection. The software could then (re)program the
system without tearing the machine down.

FYI: now i know more then i ever wanted to about this subject. :thumbsup:

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