Oric ULAs on eBay?

In this forum you can write about anything that does not fit in other forums.
This includes generic Oric talkings and things that are totaly unrelated but want to share with people here :)
Post Reply
User avatar
Chema
Game master
Posts: 2510
Joined: Tue Jan 17, 2006 10:55 am
Location: Gijón, SPAIN
Contact:

Oric ULAs on eBay?

Post by Chema » Thu Sep 19, 2013 6:58 pm

Incidentally I saw this ad on eBay today
http://www.ebay.es/itm/251325048164

Maybe a source of ULAs for repairing Orics?

User avatar
Dbug
Site Admin
Posts: 3052
Joined: Fri Jan 06, 2006 10:00 pm
Location: Oslo, Norway
Contact:

Re: Oric ULAs on eBay?

Post by Dbug » Thu Sep 19, 2013 8:52 pm

HCS 10017 indeed seems like Oric ULAs.

User avatar
ibisum
Wing Commander
Posts: 1131
Joined: Fri Apr 03, 2009 8:56 am

Re: Oric ULAs on eBay?

Post by ibisum » Fri Sep 20, 2013 1:51 pm

If anyone has the gumption to bid on this and win, I'd happily split the lot and help pay for it .. I can't bid on it personally, however..

User avatar
Steve M
Squad Leader
Posts: 542
Joined: Fri Mar 24, 2006 3:33 am
Location: Cumbria, UK
Contact:

Re: Oric ULAs on eBay?

Post by Steve M » Wed Sep 25, 2013 12:36 am

I found some on Ebay.co.uk (they were in Bulgaria). I've just got some and will test them soon to see if they work OK.

Godzil
Squad Leader
Posts: 763
Joined: Sat May 21, 2011 7:21 pm
Location: Between UK and France
Contact:

Re: Oric ULAs on eBay?

Post by Godzil » Sun Sep 29, 2013 6:50 pm

The font on the chip photo seems suspicious, but who knows

User avatar
iss
Squad Leader
Posts: 919
Joined: Sat Apr 03, 2010 5:43 pm
Location: Bulgaria
Contact:

Re: Oric ULAs on eBay?

Post by iss » Sun Sep 29, 2013 10:13 pm

The provider from above eBay link - insa_electronics is really from Bulgaria.
They have full bags with rare electronics parts and sell only on-line.
My friend jorodr knows personally them and probably can give an opinion if one can trust them.
And Yes, the font on the chip is really suspicious, but I think these are the 'absolutely genuine' chips which were used in Pravetz-8D production.
This is a close-up picture of my Pravetz board to compare fonts (just for fun :)).
DSC00002.JPG
DSC00002.JPG (56.23 KiB) Viewed 7439 times

User avatar
Steve M
Squad Leader
Posts: 542
Joined: Fri Mar 24, 2006 3:33 am
Location: Cumbria, UK
Contact:

Re: Oric ULAs on eBay?

Post by Steve M » Tue Oct 01, 2013 10:03 pm

I got some. I've tested the first one and it seems to work fine.
I don't know about the font but it looks right to me. The paint would be stamped on so may vary depending on how much ink is loaded. The numer underneath on mine is 8422 (I think - going from memory), so it may be a later batch(?)
I doubt anyone would bother to make fake Oric chips.

They only have a few more available in the auction though they may have more in stock. Price is very reasonable so if you want them place an order. The only other places I've seen them are in trade warehouse sales. They want to sell in bulk so will sell you hundreds. Unlikely anyone wants that many Oric chips! And the price asked wasn't very good. I've asked and used my business name to enquire but either not had a reply or not found anyone willing to make a deal - so the Ebay auction is the best bet. Stock up while you can.

Godzil
Squad Leader
Posts: 763
Joined: Sat May 21, 2011 7:21 pm
Location: Between UK and France
Contact:

Re: Oric ULAs on eBay?

Post by Godzil » Wed Oct 09, 2013 8:41 pm

Steve M wrote: I doubt anyone would bother to make fake Oric chips.
Never understimate chinese factories! ;)

Post Reply