The primary support channel for the LiNC80 SBC 1 is through the LiNC80 Google Group located  at!forum/linc80

If for some reason you are unable to use the Google Group or its mailing list feature, you may contact us using the contact form at, but note that we may copy our reply to the Group if we find that it would benefit the user community as a whole.

Troubleshooting tips

Firstly, re-read the assembly guide and see if there’s something you have missed. You don’t have to follow the guide  exactly – but if you have deviated from the guide or implemented your own ideas, just double check that you know

  • Are all the ICs of the correct part type, and the correct orientation within the socket?
  • Give all the joints a visual inspection – Any solder bridges between pins? Or dodgy looking joints?
  • Do any of your ICs have bent pins? It is very easy to accidentally bend a pin when inserting into sockets.
  • Does the power LED come on when plugged in? If so, is 5v across the power pins of each of the ICs?
  • Have you checked the jumper settings?
  • Have you selected the correct serial port on your terminal software? If you are using the TTL port, is it set to 115200, 8, N,1? If you are using the RS232 port, are you using 9600, 8, N,1? Are you sure your IDC-to-DB9 cable is using DTK pinout?
  • Try re-seating the RAM, ROM and CPU.
  • Push the reset button again. Did that work?