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by PhilC
Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: ALPHA USER BUILDS
Topic: Forgottenmyname - Progress - Part 2
Replies: 54
Views: 3014

Re: Forgottenmyname - Progress - Part 2

It was me originally that got the rom wrong but this time it was dodgy pins I wanted to rule out, good job I did. Got v and h mixed up as I was soldering it all up without the unf*ck board, an idea I stole from Icky. Story is far is cpu not halted but screen at 60hz still but will check the connecti...
by PhilC
Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: ALPHA USER BUILDS
Topic: Forgottenmyname - Progress - Part 2
Replies: 54
Views: 3014

Re: Forgottenmyname - Progress - Part 2

That's the rom socket replaced and now what I get it a lot of repeating patterns on /OE on the rom but still nothing on the serial. Last time I got the serial to work it came up with a ram fault, so I'm just wondering if the repeating patterns on the /OE and other lines is the repeating message you ...
by PhilC
Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: ALPHA USER BUILDS
Topic: Forgottenmyname - Progress - Part 2
Replies: 54
Views: 3014

Re: Forgottenmyname - Progress - Part 2

Yeah, just replacing the rom socket right now
by PhilC
Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: ALPHA USER BUILDS
Topic: Forgottenmyname - Progress - Part 2
Replies: 54
Views: 3014

Re: Forgottenmyname - Progress - Part 2

I tried turning the monitor on its side but in the end, gave up and swapped the two pins over and we have a signal :)
by PhilC
Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: ALPHA USER BUILDS
Topic: Forgottenmyname - Progress - Part 2
Replies: 54
Views: 3014

Re: Forgottenmyname - Progress - Part 2

Youre not wrong, got the vsync and hsync swapped, lol.
by PhilC
Sun Jun 16, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: ALPHA USER BUILDS
Topic: Forgottenmyname - Progress - Part 2
Replies: 54
Views: 3014

Re: Forgottenmyname - Progress - Part 2

exxos wrote:
Sun Jun 16, 2019 5:01 pm
Do you want to send it to me to have a fiddle with Phil ?
I actually want to fix it myself believe it or not. Not giving in just yet.
by PhilC
Sun Jun 16, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: MEMBER BLOGS
Topic: FMNs blog / the latest things hes briken(fixed)
Replies: 57
Views: 2024

Re: FMNs blog / the latest things hes briken(fixed)

exxos wrote:
Sun Jun 16, 2019 5:05 pm
Best to progress to hating any sort if socket or connection ;)

The last 68k sockets and header pins I got, I had them in the ultrasonic cleaner to see if it improves me luck.
And has it worked yet? or is that still in progress?
by PhilC
Sun Jun 16, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: MEMBER BLOGS
Topic: FMNs blog / the latest things hes briken(fixed)
Replies: 57
Views: 2024

Re: FMNs blog / the latest things hes briken(fixed)

In other news, I've managed to fix both the IDE board (blown cap) and the STFM motherboard (again similar thing) that had died when my TF534 died, so that makes me a happy boy today. I've decided that I hate round pin sockets and headers but that leaves me wondering what I can use instead for when b...
by PhilC
Sun Jun 16, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: ALPHA USER BUILDS
Topic: Forgottenmyname - Progress - Part 2
Replies: 54
Views: 3014

Re: Forgottenmyname - Progress - Part 2

Sort of had a productive evening yesterday with the Alpha. Still no video, even though I wired everything with patch wires etc but my NEC fails to detect a signal. It might work on scart I suppose but don't have a TV available for now. Still not getting anything over serial which is bizarre BUT ther...
by PhilC
Sat Jun 15, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: ATARI FOR SALE & WANTED
Topic: 520 STe, 4mb , Tos 2.06 and Gotek for sale
Replies: 0
Views: 29

520 STe, 4mb , Tos 2.06 and Gotek for sale

Afternoon All, Just downsizing my STe collection from 3 to 1 computers (1040 available to sell too later on) I initially got this computer from a guy who had taken it to bits but then put it in his loft about 10 years ago. I've slowly reassembled, upgraded and cleaned it and given it a good test ove...