Oric Nova 64

Resources

Wiki
Muso’s Oric Site (port pinouts)
Defence-force
Yugoslav Home Computers of the 80s

Nova 64 was a legal and licensed Yugoslavian clone of British Oric Atmos computer.

Internals

Motherboard

The board uses a less popular 7905 negative voltage regulator. It can’t be directly replaced with 7805 used in most of vintage computers.

Keyboard

Oric’s keyboard is a pretty poor construction. The cable breaks at the connection to the keyboard board. It can be replaced with a modern HDD ribbon, using every second wire. Another problem are the soldering joints of the key switches to the board – they break very easily and stop conducting, as the holes in the board are unusually large. All switches need to be re-soldered.

Reassembly

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