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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: 619

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: 619

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: 680

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: 2827

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: 2827

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: 378

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
Sat Dec 01, 2018 6:36 am
Forum: CHAT FORUM
Topic: The wife..
Replies: 2
Views: 328

Re: The wife..

Hah yeah. I mean, to be fair, it is being used for something, so I can't fault her :lol:
by Neffers
Sat Dec 01, 2018 6:28 am
Forum: CHAT FORUM
Topic: The wife..
Replies: 2
Views: 328

The wife..

So, I'm wondering why my ST's hard drive has been moving from its hibernation spot (under the sofa out of harms way) from time to time. It was originally well out of sight. Slowly it has been creeping into view, and changing orientation. I thought nothing of it to be fair, just found it odd. Yesterd...
by Neffers
Sat Dec 01, 2018 6:11 am
Forum: CHAT FORUM
Topic: xmas theme.
Replies: 13
Views: 844

Re: xmas theme.

Snazzy, I like it! I'm usually a bit of a "bah humbug" type, but this theme is quite subtle in comparison to some I have seen over the years, the only issue I can see is having Santa in the reply box slightly obscuring the text. On another note, I don't suppose you could add a dark style to be selec...
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: 1308

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.