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by PeteW
Mon Mar 02, 2020 2:11 am
Forum: INTRODUCE YOURSELF
Topic: Hi from Northamptonshire
Replies: 20
Views: 4399

Re: Hi from Northamptonshire

PhilC I think what I was basically looking for was a machine that maybe needed some cosmetic and electronic repairs. I'm assuming there are ways to get software loaded via SD card, so I'm less bothered about a cassette deck, though my original setup had the matching chunky cassette player that was ...
by PeteW
Fri Feb 28, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: INTRODUCE YOURSELF
Topic: Hi from Northamptonshire
Replies: 20
Views: 4399

Re: Hi from Northamptonshire

PhilC wrote:
Fri Feb 28, 2020 7:18 pm
Hi Pete,

I've got a few 800XLs. I'll have a look over the weekend if I feel up to it.
Thanks Phil that would be great if you can find time!
by PeteW
Fri Feb 28, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: CHAT FORUM
Topic: STFM CASES & GOTEK
Replies: 24
Views: 2943

Re: STFM CASES & GOTEK

Any questions, just ask. Here's how I fitted it in case it's of interest:

https://retrocomputerresto.wordpress.co ... d-fitting/
by PeteW
Fri Feb 28, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: CHAT FORUM
Topic: STFM CASES & GOTEK
Replies: 24
Views: 2943

Re: STFM CASES & GOTEK

Don't know if this is still a topic of interest, but I mounted my gotek using a board intended for the Amiga from a company called kmtech:
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by PeteW
Fri Feb 28, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: INTRODUCE YOURSELF
Topic: Hi from Northamptonshire
Replies: 20
Views: 4399

Re: Hi from Northamptonshire

Hi all Thought I'd reintroduce myself by saying hi again on my original introductory message from a couple of years ago. I've had a bit of a retro hiatus (life got in the way), but am keen to get back into things in the coming weeks. So far, I've got the ST, Amiga 500 and a couple of Spectrums repai...
by PeteW
Mon Dec 10, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: 8 BIT CORNER
Topic: Books I learnt to code from
Replies: 1
Views: 1303

Books I learnt to code from

Just found these in a box of stuff my parents cleared out of their loft - I worked through all 3 on my 800xl back before my Spectrum +2 or ST 😊

Anyone else have these?!
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by PeteW
Sat Nov 24, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: HARDWARE ISSUES
Topic: STM1 mouse lead
Replies: 12
Views: 2042

Re: STM1 mouse lead

I cut the connector in half along the original mold lines, dremelled out the inside (it's filled with rubber), glued it back together and soldered onto the original connectors.

There's some pics and more detail of what I did here:
https://retrocomputerresto.wordpress.com
by PeteW
Sat Nov 24, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: HARDWARE ISSUES
Topic: STM1 mouse lead
Replies: 12
Views: 2042

Re: STM1 mouse lead

I managed to replace the mouse cable using a grey rs232 extension cable.

Without boring you with the detail (unless you want it), I managed to reuse the original Atari 9 pin connector. As a result, it looks pretty much factory original:
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by PeteW
Sat Nov 17, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: HARDWARE ISSUES
Topic: STM1 mouse lead
Replies: 12
Views: 2042

Re: STM1 mouse lead

I wonder if an rs232 extension cable would work (with the male end removed and soldered to the mouse.

Assuming all 9 pins are connected in the cable, I should actually have 1 too many?
by PeteW
Sat Nov 17, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: HARDWARE ISSUES
Topic: STM1 mouse lead
Replies: 12
Views: 2042

Re: STM1 mouse lead

If you're okay with cutting the internal connector (leaving a few centimeters of the strands intact) and soldering it to a new cable, you'll probably have a lot more chance of success in finding a replacement cable. At least that's what I did. The wire protector can be removed relatively easy so yo...

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