Serial, Econet and Memory
Upgrade on a A3000

This is a major upgrade to one of my Acorn A3000's
It covers all 3 simultaniously but if you are performing
only one part of it I believe there is enough information
here, if not, email me and I will give all the help I can.

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You will need the following parts;
Serial Upgrade; G65SC51P (28pin) and a LT1133 (24pin)
Econet Upgrade; 1x Econet Module, 2x supports.
RAM Upgrade; 1MB Memory module (this one is Acorn OEM)

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Ok, as before, start by unscrewing and removing the single screw highlighted from the base of the unit.

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Next, at the rear, loosen and allow the rear securing clamps to drop down and clear of the unit.

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Push the clips "in" whilst lifting the top of the case upwards to free it.
Take care when unclipping the front of the case as it is easily damaged.

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A view of our mainboard ready to take the upgrades. "Yellow" indicates the sockets for the serial upgrade.
"Red" for the Econet. And "Blue" for the Memory.

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So fit the 65SC51 to IC 1 and the LT1133 to IC 7, noting chip "notches" face the PSU or "left" as here.
Fit the Econet module and supports as shown in the A3000 Econet Upgrade section.

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To fit the memory upgrade, first unscrew and remove the 2 screws highlighted.

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Next align the sockets on the memory upgrade with the pins on the mainboard.
Note, the upgrade only fits one way round as the 2 screws removed go back through 2 brackets that secure
it to the mainboard. So align, then "evenly" push down on the module until it is fully down.
Then refit the 2 screws and the top cover to the machine.


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