[Coco] EPROM eraser wanted

Stephen H. Fischer SFischer1 at MindSpring.com
Sat Apr 15 14:36:52 EDT 2006


If you have a good lighting store around, you can try and order just the
lamp tube.

Then you can put the lamp in place of the regular florescent with the same
size in any suitable fixture.

The EPROM eraser is just an ordinary florescent tube with no interior white

It is clear glass with small balls of mercury inside.

You do have to use it in a way that you cannot look at when it is on as it
will harm your eyes.

The one I have is marked "G8T5...".

That is : "G8T5" followed by three dots (...) and a warning to avoid the

It may be listed under "Germicidal" in the lamp catalogs.

Stephen H. Fischer

Roger Taylor wrote:
> I'm looking for a used EPROM eraser, doesn't matter how old or ugly it is,
> as long as it works.  Also a 21v power supply if somebody can dig one of
> those out of your parts stash.  Bare wires at the end is ok because I will
> be soldering it to a 2-hole header for plugging into the Disto EPROM
> programmer.
> If you donate it towards the CoCo3.com efforts to create new products, I
> will return a Portal-9 or Rainbow IDE registration, or if you want cash
> let me know your asking price.
> I also want to ask other developers what the most common or popular
> Windows-based EPROM programmer might be so I can start looking into adding
> support to my IDEs.  I definatetly want to let the users burn their
> software to ROM right from the IDE if they are creating those kinds of
> images.
> --
> Roger Taylor

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