Dead oric 1

If you want to ask questions about how the machine works, peculiar details, the differences between models, here it is !
How to program the oric hardware (VIA, FDC, ...) is also welcome.
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settings on mine has not got 2000
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Stop! 2m is too small and can damage the multi-meter!
You can use 20m/10A - but put the probe in the other hole as on picture (where is a label 10A).
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I have tried that as well with two different multimeters and get no reading

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sorted it getting a reading of 0.53 A

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OK, you can try another measuring - it's not scientific, but in practice is used sometimes:
Remove the power adapter, set the multi-meter to measure resistance (2k) and measure again at IC10 (or IC11) - i.e. black probe to black arrow and red probe to red arrow - warning again do this with UNPOWERED Oric.

Speaking from memory you should read ~200-250 Ohms which is normal for working board.
If you get lower value than 100 Ohms - this indicates fried chip !

EDIT: ~0.53A is good but try to measure the resistance too.

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getting ~264 on both

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I guess this might not be funny for the owner, or maybe yes. But I can tell you that I am following this with a lot of interest, as a puzzle or some kind of mystery TV series :)

Keep on! I am sure you'll get the Oric back to working condition!

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I can see a "how to debug your non-working Oric" game coming out of this, a la Oslo ..

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Hi
Anyone any ideas of what to try next.
Many thanks

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From your first post:
... so plugged my power supply into it and nothing
What means 'nothing' here? If you attach a monitor, is anything displayed on it?

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I have tried it through the rf cable to a tv and nothing and keyboard no sound.

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Traindriver69 wrote:
Fri Mar 01, 2019 7:03 pm
I have tried it through the rf cable to a tv and nothing and keyboard no sound.
So, nothing means just black TV screen or there are bars or something? Can you try with SCART?

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I have a working oric 1 that tunes in fine this one you get nothing at all does not even try to tune in.

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Can you take a picture from this side?
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Here you go
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