trying to fix my semi-dead Lambda 8300. It started out almost stone dead, no picture but the CPU was running and the speaker was making some spooookey noises. BUSACK and a few others didn't quite make sense so I replaced the CPU and got the following.
Grey-ish, instead of black background, a few pixels missing and no Y in READY, blinking cursor but no response from the keyboard.
I have swapped both CPU and ULA from a working machine but the it still won't startup correctly. Running out of ideas. RAM could be bad but I don't see how that could cause the above problem.
But when you have a working Lambda you can insert the CPU and ULA in there and measure all IC pins on all ICs with eighter voltmeter, digital probe or oscilloscope. Then repeat the process on the faulty one.
The pins that differ might give you a clue.
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I'm mobile at the moment, but will have a look at the picture later. Meanwhile, incorrect characters on screen can be due to address or dataline faults (including memory chips).
Btw, anyone have any ideas what the 74LS05 is for? Seems like D0-5 + 7, but not D6, is "controlled" or just overlayed on the databus is a way I can't understand. And it's all controlled by pin 39 from the ULA?