Hello! Today is the day. I finally have the parts to upgrade the DX Stretch to have MIDI, MRAM Static Ram ( no more battery ), and the newest OS and Sync functionality.
This required removing the battery, old ram chips, and Z80 chip, installing the new CPU board above the tape sync board, and reconnecting all the ribbon cables in their new destination sockets. Lastly i drilled out the side panel to fit the MIDI I/O jacks on the right side and placed the new function decals on the face plate.
The parts were supplied by Paul at Electron Gate of course!
Here we go:
( Pics Via J-Poo )