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Oric ULAs on eBay?

Posted: Thu Sep 19, 2013 6:58 pm
by Chema
Incidentally I saw this ad on eBay today
http://www.ebay.es/itm/251325048164

Maybe a source of ULAs for repairing Orics?

Re: Oric ULAs on eBay?

Posted: Thu Sep 19, 2013 8:52 pm
by Dbug
HCS 10017 indeed seems like Oric ULAs.

Re: Oric ULAs on eBay?

Posted: Fri Sep 20, 2013 1:51 pm
by ibisum
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..

Re: Oric ULAs on eBay?

Posted: Wed Sep 25, 2013 12:36 am
by Steve M
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.

Re: Oric ULAs on eBay?

Posted: Sun Sep 29, 2013 6:50 pm
by Godzil
The font on the chip photo seems suspicious, but who knows

Re: Oric ULAs on eBay?

Posted: Sun Sep 29, 2013 10:13 pm
by iss
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 :)).
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Re: Oric ULAs on eBay?

Posted: Tue Oct 01, 2013 10:03 pm
by Steve M
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.

Re: Oric ULAs on eBay?

Posted: Wed Oct 09, 2013 8:41 pm
by Godzil
Steve M wrote: I doubt anyone would bother to make fake Oric chips.
Never understimate chinese factories! ;)