The broken II Plus

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Hello guys, I am a fifteen year-old non-expreienced collector from Turkey. After buying a IIe for 40 bucks, and trading it with a PS4, I got a II Plus from an auction on eBay for 80 bucks plus shipment. The seller noted that he didn't test it. The power light was on, so I didn't imagine something like that to experience. Some chips needed to be reseated, so I did, but completely destroyed a RAM, and broke lots of legs of some chips, etc.. After resoldering legs, I got some pictures shown below. After some silly repairments, I completelyu destroyed lots of chips, and have no video. Which chips ı need to buy, or should I get a new motherboard/chips?

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Re: The broken II Plus

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Re: The broken II Plus

So it wont' boot without those chips.

First things first, remove the "left over" chips in the 3rd bank of RAM - the banks of RAM have to be fully populated with similar (same speed) RAM chips so you might have to replace that entire bank of chips.

Most of the missing chips are fairly common and can be ordered from a variety of online sources pretty cheaply, or even found on eBay. The missing E0 ROM will be your hardest item to find, but you might find it on eBay or some kind soul here who is parting out a II might have one they would part with for very little $$.

Once the missing chips are replaced and you've removed the 3rd bank of RAM (closest to the expansion slots) try booting again and see what you get.

Good luck!!

Jennifer

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Re: The broken II Plus

Mozzer,

WELCOME to the site!

I hope you get the help you need.

Steven Smile

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