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by Neffers
Thu Mar 28, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: HARDWARE ISSUES
Topic: STe Will Not Boot From Cold.
Replies: 31
Views: 1307

Re: STe Will Not Boot From Cold.

While you are inside, get the RAM sticks out and clean the edge connectors, possibly try and clean the sockets with IPA or something (nothing Acetone based!). My old STe was a pain with the RAM. I had it when I was a kid and I found that cleaning just the RAM prevented whiteouts or bombing.
by Neffers
Mon Mar 25, 2019 12:56 am
Forum: HARDWARE ISSUES
Topic: STe Will Not Boot From Cold.
Replies: 31
Views: 1307

Re: STe Will Not Boot From Cold.

Regarding the ports, get a hold of some decent mod (bodge) wire, and proceed to go from the pins on the ports to the pads they relate to. By doing this you are simply using the solder pads for the ports for holding them down, while leaving the bodge wires to allow for flexing over time. I can take p...
by Neffers
Sat Dec 29, 2018 12:15 am
Forum: NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
Topic: New dark theme installed
Replies: 12
Views: 945

Re: New dark theme installed

Thanks for this. I think I requested a dark theme in the xmas thread also (as I'm a bit of a nighthawk lol). While Carbon2 isn't properly dark, it is much easier on the eye than the default :thumbup:
by Neffers
Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: ELECTRONICS
Topic: Lead-free soldering
Replies: 46
Views: 3561

Re: Lead-free soldering

I've got solder that pre-dates me, works fine. Some bits need a bit of encouragement with a bit of fine abrasive prior to use, to remove the years of oxidisation for a good joint, but there's nothing wrong with it.
by Neffers
Mon Dec 03, 2018 1:09 am
Forum: ELECTRONICS
Topic: Lead-free soldering
Replies: 46
Views: 3561

Re: Lead-free soldering

Use what feels best to you. Just don't get annoyed when chemistry fights you when you want to remove it. It's a horrible experience. Desoldering is a LOT worse than applying. That lead free stuff is absolutely terrible for removal, the chemistry is fighting you. You can apply a low point melt solder...
by Neffers
Sat Dec 01, 2018 7:17 am
Forum: GAME ZONE
Topic: Whitewater Madness
Replies: 1
Views: 493

Re: Whitewater Madness

Never played or even seen this. It looks like a weird SHMUP version of Toobin', and a lack lustre version at that. Thanks for sharing.
by Neffers
Mon Oct 29, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: ATARI FOR SALE & WANTED
Topic: FOR SALE - MICE & JOYSTICKS (UK) JOB LOT - SOLD
Replies: 17
Views: 1607

Re: FOR SALE - MICE & JOYSTICKS (UK) JOB LOT

exxos wrote:
Mon Oct 29, 2018 11:12 pm
sad times we live in :(
Indeed it is. Sorry you had to live through that. I'm the same with my shed, not slept properly since the day it happened. Gonna take a while for myself to return to normal behaviour.
by Neffers
Mon Oct 29, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: ATARI FOR SALE & WANTED
Topic: FOR SALE - MICE & JOYSTICKS (UK) JOB LOT - SOLD
Replies: 17
Views: 1607

Re: FOR SALE - MICE & JOYSTICKS (UK) JOB LOT

Don't worry about it :) Not your fault. Things like this happen. It's kinda sad that it happens to the best of us, or those that don't have much but are grateful. I'm not saying that those who are rich should be the ones who get attacked in this way, but it does make you wonder why they target the p...
by Neffers
Mon Oct 29, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: ATARI FOR SALE & WANTED
Topic: FOR SALE - MICE & JOYSTICKS (UK) JOB LOT - SOLD
Replies: 17
Views: 1607

Re: FOR SALE - MICE & JOYSTICKS (UK) JOB LOT

Had my shed broken into a few weeks back, they took my sons motorbike a few drills, bits and sockets, angle grinders and other easy to grab stuff, they left a C64, a pair of Technics 1200's in flight cases, a couple Tascam DA's and other studio / weird stuff. It's as if they have no clue. Am serious...
by Neffers
Mon Oct 29, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: ATARI FOR SALE & WANTED
Topic: FOR SALE - MICE & JOYSTICKS (UK) JOB LOT - SOLD
Replies: 17
Views: 1607

Re: FOR SALE - MICE & JOYSTICKS (UK) JOB LOT

:shock: Mice!

I really wish I had the pennies for the rodents alone. Cracking deal.