Spectrum-совместимые компьютеры «Байт»,«Байт-01» и прочие раритеты

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PCB

Computer consists of two boards - keyboard board and main board:

Computer Byte main board
Computer Byte main board
Computer 'Byte' main board

Main board photo in high quality
Main board photo in high quality
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It is possible to view this photo in panorama mode.

Main board consist of several layers of conductors. On the outer layers of the board almost no conductors. In the following photo showing main board solder side. Under the top layer of the PCB slightly visible conductors:

Main board solder side
Main board solder side
Main board solder side

Computer board consists of eight layers. Two layers - is the top and bottom boards, and 6 layers inside. You can look at the plateau near the RF encoder: the layers are numbered from 1 to 8 (the photographs RF encoder board with sealed-off for the convenience of shooting):

PCB layer numbers
PCB layer numbers (from 1 to 8)
PCB layer numbers
PCB layer numbers (from 1 to 8)
PCB layer numbers (from 1 to 8)

The figures are best seen when viewed through the circuit board to the light source:

The figures are best seen when viewed through the circuit board to the light source
The figures are best seen when viewed through the circuit board to the light source
The figures are best seen when viewed through the circuit board to the light source
The figures are best seen when viewed through the circuit board to the light source
The figures are best seen when viewed through the circuit board to the light source

Depending on the year of manufacture of computer circuit boards are slightly different from each other. For example, in some computers production in 1992 keyboard was connected to the mainboard with connectors. In this case, for repair the keyboard can be easily detached from the main board.

Keyboard connector
Keyboard connector
Keyboard connector

In most computers, the keyboard has been soldered to the mainboard:

keyboard cable has been soldered to the mainboard
Keyboard cable has been soldered to the mainboard
Keyboard cable has been soldered to the mainboard

Perhaps it was done to reduce the cost of production. Additionally, with a shock and bumps could disconnect keyboard connector, so just wires soldered to the mainboard.