[sdiy] ROM burners (plus a question for folks)

Machinerygod machinerygod at prism.net
Wed Jun 26 21:21:07 CEST 2002

Wednesday, June 26, 2002, 1:04:46 PM, you wrote:

gm> Someone on posted a note regarding ROM images for one of the intermediate 
gm> Prophet 5s.  I've been considering getting a burner to back up the EPROMs 
gm> on my old synths;  also been thinking about building an archive of ROM 
gm> images from as many old units as I can (these things will only keep 
gm> disappearing as time goes on).
gm> Towards this end, I would like to solicit suggestions as to appropriate 
gm> burners that are currently available, from people who are familiar with 
gm> them, keeping in mind
gm> 1) I've never used one of these before
gm> 2) I can't see spending $500 -1000 for one.
You don't need to spend that kind of money if you're just trying to
dump ROM's. One word: Needhams.

I have one of these sitting in front of me right now that I'm
borrowing from a friend to work with some ROMs:


I highly recommend the EMP-10. It comes with software as well.

Now, my own programmer question: I have a Needhams PB-10 ISA card
based programmer. I don't suppose anybody around here would know the
pinout for it? (seeing as when you find things in a dumpster they don't
tend to come with a cable) I can wire my own ZIF adapters for various
devices based on datasheets, if only I could find the pinout for the
connector on the programmer card. Searching the net has yielded
nothing so far and needhams doesn't support it on their website anymore.

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