I am new to hardware in general; I have a couple Apple IIe's I am interested in learn more about, and I will hit that topic heavy as I find my way around here...
But I have a specific hardware hacking question: Has anyone on this forum bought/used the TL866II chip burner? I found it on Jameco's online catalog, and it is a heck of a deal if it will just allow me to burn 2716/32/64 EPROMs....I am looking to backup the ones in my IIe and then do some firmware mods on them, so....
I followed the link from Jameco's catalog to download the user manual (very promising) and the software for the device (scary); for the latter I was directed to a 'Lab One' blog/forum site that required a login in order for me to make the download link. I did all that, downloaded, virus-scanned and installed the software (no problem there) and then asked (what I thought was) and innocent question on this site, the gist of which was: Has anyone used this new device and does it work as advertised, more or less.
All good so far. I attempted to log back in to this 'Lab One' site this morning, and i was told I was 'banned for life'. I'll probably followup with Jameco on that link, find out where they got it....but it does make me nervous about actually purchasing the device.
So my question....? Has anyone bought a TL866II burner lately (Jameco has a lot of them in stock certainly) and have they had luck with the software and at least the older EPROMs?