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Old 6th Dec 2020, 12:39 am   #125
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Default Re: I found it! A very sorry looking MK14.

Originally Posted by SiriusHardware View Post
Originally Posted by Mark1960 View Post
Utsource also list the AM27S13/BEA as third part original
What exactly does that mean? Obviously any PROMs described as second hand or used / pulled are virtually certain to be programmed already.
I think third party in this case refers to the various alternate suppliers listed on utsource.

Utsource started including four different categories of components earlier this year. This is the four categories with the additional description :-

Utsource certified original, Original products offered by Utsource. New guaranteed.

Third-party original, Original parts offered by the third-party.

Utsource certified used parts, Used and refurbished parts offered by Utsource are guaranteed can be used normally.

Third-party used parts, Used parts offered by the third-party.

I usually avoid the last two categories.

Third-part original doesn’t specify new, but I have had success with parts in this category, previous orders appear to be unused, so I thought it worth taking a chance on the am27s13bea, also I think these are ceramic. If not blank then I can probably still make some use of them in trying to test a programmer.
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