This video is kindly sponsored by PCBWay – https://www.PCBWay.com and we’re making an Epyx FastLoad Cartridge for the Commodore 64 8 bit microcomputer! We do a full build of the project from PCBWay, including EPROM programming with my Minipro.
We discover that the EPROMs I was sold by AliExpress are fake chips, having been skimmed and remarked by the seller, so we find a way around that issue. Finally we perform a Speed Test between an SD2IEC with and without the Epyx Fastload cartridge and see if it makes a difference!
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Table of Contents 00:00 – Why we’re building the Epyx FastLoad Cartridge. 00:23 – Mark Fixes Stuff Intro Titles. 00:29 – PCBWay Sponsor Segment 00:43 – Soldering Iron Settings and PCB Cleaning with Isopropanol Alcohol. 01:11 – Fitting the DIP/DIL Chip sockets. 02:44 – Capilliary action in Soldering. 03:37 – How soldering flux works. 03:59 – Passive Components. 04:31 – Tantalum Capacitor Installation Polarity. 03:02 – Eye Protection Warning for clipping leads. 05:43 – Adding a reset swich to the Commodore 64. 06:04 – Warning about getting BlueTack hot during soldering and solution. 06:50 – Post Soldering PCB Flux Cleaning. 07:21 – Shoutout to Patreon Patron Jon Harris. 07:29 – Installing the 74LS07 Hex Buffer chip. 07:57 – Programming an EPROM with the Minipro USB Programmer. 08:51 – Discovering the EPROM has been faked or re-marked. 08:31 – Searching for the solution to the mystery remarked EPROMs. 09:44 – Finding the real information on the remarked chips from AliExpress. 10:08 – Programming the EPROM with the correct information. 12:05 – Installing the programmed EPROM in the EPYX FastLoad Cartridge. 12:41 – The finished EPYX FastLoad ready for speed testing with an SD2IEC. 13:36 – SD2IEC loading speed test without the EPYX FastLoad cart. 14:42 – SD2IEC loading speed test withthe EPYX FastLoad cart installed. 13:38 – Covering the quartz UV erasure window and community question. 15:52 – Patreon thanks and how you can help the channel. 16:04 – Viewer thanks, end card and more videos!