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Have you ticked the boxes in your preference settings for "Content options"? I don't use this option (I check on a regular basis), so it could be faulty of course...
Your machine seems to have had a bad time for some reason. Perhaps been tortured by a previous owner!
I wonder if now is the time for someone to think of a more compact 6530 replacement so it has a similar form-factor to a standard 40 pin IC?
I would like to git a look at your 6532 replacement board, as I could probably use two of them, if I can make them fit. The Corsham board, is too wide to repace both 6530's.There are a number of the people that bought my original kit that after using the test board found no issue with the ROMs. The ROM replacement is made of two small PCBs that fit under the 6532. There are two active parts on it, one being a PAL for address decoding and an EEPROM to hold the ROM image. As shipped the EEROM is blank and one uses the Test board and KIM to program the EEPROM. There are two removable jumpers. One to select -002 or -003 usage for the address decoder in the PAL and one to disconnect the write enable of the EEPROM. One of the two boards deals with the PAL and EEPROM, while the other does the pin translation. It all fits under 6532 but adds about 3/8th of an inch to the height of the 6532. Putting one together can be a challenge of soldering. There area number of small wires that go from board to board and also a number of the device pins do not go from board to board. I can understand why it seems that no one built a board from the kit that didn't need it. I don't know if I have any second rev ( working ) PCBs left for that. I do have some of the EEPROMs but not sure if the PALs I have are blank or have working fuses blown. You'd need the diagnostic board to program the EEPROM or program it before mounting,
The best place to get one of the kits is to ask around for those that didn't build the ROM replacement board. They'd have all the needed parts.
You could always build your own from scratch. I don't think anyone else has made one small enough to fit under the 6532.
I suspect with as much of the board you have, working, that replacing the RAMs will likely get it running.
Of those reporting back what they replaced the most common was one or more of the RAMs. I think one had to replace a buffer chip for the RAM bank and another the address decoder.