I've read great things about this one, but it's kind of pricey ...
How easy is something like the GQ-4x to use? For someone like me who has no experience with such devices, could I download the ROM files from IPDB and burn them fairly easily, or is there a steep learning curve?
Thanks! Those are great step-by-step instructions. I think I may take the plunge and order a GQ-4x.
Quoted from BillinIndiana:
Where do you pick up the blank ROM's or do you erase and burn onto the originals?
You can use the originals, but I'd recommend backing it up before you burn the new file to it. You can also pick up used blank EPROMS pretty cheap on eBay.
FYI, since this thread, I purchased a GQ-4x that I've used many times now. It's a solid burner that I would highly recommend. It's fast, easy to use, and relatively inexpensive. What more can you ask for?
Quoted from phillymadison:
Does anyone know if the GQ-4X can burn the RUNDMD clock MCU? It's a dsPIC33EP MCU.
I would like to burn EPROMs for my machines and update my clock.
I realize this question is seven months old, but the RUN-DMD clock uses a PIC chip. The GQ-4X cannot be used to program these. See this thread for more details ...
Quoted from spiroagnew:
Took the plunge. Got the GQ-4X bundled with eraser.
Where should I begin the search for a couple spare EPROMs to experiment with? Mainly working with classic Bally/Stern, Sys11 and WPC.
I buy all mine on eBay. Just make sure you buy from a reputable seller with good feedback.
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