Name that Ware, December 2020

The Ware for December 2020 is shown below.

This one should be much easier to guess than last month; click for a larger image that has more context. This was one of my first attempts at repairing a thing; it obviously didn’t end well, as my solder-fu was clearly not up to snuff some 30 years ago.

This is the last ware for 2020! I really had to dig through the archives for the last couple of wares. With travel restrictions still in place, I haven’t gone further than a 5km radius now in 9 months — probably a lifetime record for me. I might have a few more interesting pieces of gear from around the home I could share, but especially these days, I welcome guest entries!

9 Responses to “Name that Ware, December 2020”

  1. Chris says:

    Searching around the GI sound and video chip leads pretty quickly to the TV out card for the Intellivision :
    https://cdn.retrorgb.com/images/Intellivision05.jpg
    https://www.retrorgb.com/intellivision.html

  2. Per says:

    That’s a mainboard from an Intellivision video game console.

  3. Paul says:

    Commodore 64!

  4. J. Peterson says:

    Are those heat sinks on the 3, 4 & 5 40-pin DIPs?

    I thought consumer-ware chips didn’t need special cooling until the end of the 1980s..

    • gpshead says:

      I can confirm that the Intelivision ran quite warm to the touch on the outside of the case while it was on. I wonder if that thing is still in my parents basement…

  5. Ryan says:

    I can confirm this is from an Intellivision console mainboard. I just recently worked on one replacing all capacitors and upgrading it’s video output to composite. Those axial capacitors are truly a pain to find these days, so I just used radial.

  6. Matthew E says:

    Man, I almost forgot boards used to look like that! (And some new ones still do!) Composite video out, DIPs… Fun virtual trip.

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