Another IC I Can't Identify

Rob Jarratt robert.jarratt at
Sun Nov 11 16:04:41 CST 2018

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> Subject: Re: Another IC I Can't Identify
> On 2018-Nov-11, at 1:32 PM, Rob Jarratt wrote:
> >> -----Original Message-----
> >> From: cctalk [mailto:cctalk-bounces at] On Behalf Of
> >> Brent Hilpert via cctalk
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> >> On 2018-Nov-11, at 11:52 AM, Rob Jarratt via cctalk wrote:
> >>> Thanks for all the replies. If that is indeed what it is, then I
> >>> still
> > have not
> >> been able to find the source of one of the signals that seems to be
> > causing
> >> the Reset, every pin I have found so far is an input, I have not
> >> found it connected to the output of anything yet :-(
> >>
> >>
> >> Have you tried the reverse? : follow an origin that you know should
> >> be controlling reset, such as the power-on indication from the PS,
> >> and see if
> > you
> >> can trace it to the CPU.=
> >
> > I have already found that source and it all looks OK. I think I have
> > identified another input to a NOR gate that is high and causing the
> > reset, but I can't find where it comes from.
> >
> Perhaps I'm not clear on what you're saying, I was taking you as meaning
> hadn't found a source driving the reset line.
> While you've found a PWR-OK signal and it looks good, have you found how
> it connects to the reset line?
> Reset-line arrangements on small machines aren't usually that complicated.
> (Usually the power-on signal source is a series RC combination (often with
> additional discretes such as diodes) between a power-bus and ground).
> Perhaps put up an image of the schematic you have so far.

I have posted an image here:

At the far right you will see a "To F11 Reset", my understanding is that
this is active High. I have determined that the D input on E141 is always
high. The CLR input on E141 is periodically set, thus causing a pulsing high
output on E141, leading to a pulsing Reset on the F11 chipset.



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