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by SolderGirl
Sun Sep 09, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: CHAT FORUM
Topic: Should some old computer do all (same) as some new ?
Replies: 9
Views: 1110

Re: Should some old computer do all (same) as some new ?

I have a PDF of the ST Profibuch. My description would be: "An overwhelming 1500 page behemoth of knowledge". But then i still could not even read a single value from the Disk and get the expected value. I might try again some day, but for now i will focus on finishing the hardware modifications. Fo...
by SolderGirl
Sun Sep 09, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: CHAT FORUM
Topic: Should some old computer do all (same) as some new ?
Replies: 9
Views: 1110

Re: Should some old computer do all (same) as some new ?

You are right, software is a big problem. I have already tried to code a bit of C on the ST, but i did not get much beyond "Hello World". Although i have some expirience with coding C on PIC MCUs, and even written a small console program on linux, i struggle with GEM/TOS. There are few resources for...
by SolderGirl
Sun Sep 09, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: CHAT FORUM
Topic: A BIt of Advice Please
Replies: 10
Views: 1018

Re: A BIt of Advice Please

First of all, it would be really prefered if you could confirm that the output of the ST works properly. Could be tested with an original monitor, or compatible TV (RGB-SCART) or something like that. Then, it depends on your model. If you have a plain ST without RF Modulator, there is a composite sy...
by SolderGirl
Sat Sep 08, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: CHAT FORUM
Topic: Should some old computer do all (same) as some new ?
Replies: 9
Views: 1110

Re: Should some old computer do all (same) as some new ?

I really understand the dilemma. Many people just want to use a retro computer like a modern one. But i think that is mostly people who come late to the game. But those who have worked with similar machines back in the day, they realize that that's just not how it works. I think there is three possi...
by SolderGirl
Sat Sep 08, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: MEMBER BLOGS
Topic: My retro computer blog
Replies: 12
Views: 2416

Re: My retro computer blog

I must say, good work on the case. On my 520STm i also keep the case original on the outside. I just removed a bit of plastic inside the case to make room for IDE Cables, but that is not visible from the outside. On the other hand, i think personally i would not have done all the work and then put a...
by SolderGirl
Fri Sep 07, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: HARDWARE ISSUES
Topic: Degraded video quality with 1040 STF (C070523-001 REV.D)
Replies: 17
Views: 1275

Re: Degraded video quality with 1040 STF (C070523-001 REV.D)

tzok wrote:
Fri Sep 07, 2018 3:08 pm
5V rail... from the main cap near PSU connector directly (almost - via the factory choke coils) to Shifter, MMU and DMA, and I've added a 100nF cap under the Shifter.
Did that improove the quality?
I also have those vertical stripes on my 520 STm.
by SolderGirl
Thu Sep 06, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: HARDWARE DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Falcon H-sync fault
Replies: 5
Views: 739

Re: Falcon H-sync fault

Might be a bad chip.
But, is there a pull-up somewhere in this signal path?
I can imagine that a broken pullup could look similar
by SolderGirl
Tue Sep 04, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: CHAT FORUM
Topic: General for sale section ?
Replies: 8
Views: 976

Re: General for sale section ?

I have some PC stuff around here, too.
Maybe something could be useful for someone on here?
by SolderGirl
Sat Sep 01, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: ATARI FOR SALE & WANTED
Topic: WANTED - Atari original injection molds
Replies: 31
Views: 3411

Re: WANTED - Atari original injection molds

Given that those molds are massive pieces of steel, it might be possible to find them with a metal detector on low sensitivity without ever opening a palette.
by SolderGirl
Sat Sep 01, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: CHAT FORUM
Topic: Ideas about OS for 21-st Century
Replies: 3
Views: 551

Re: Ideas about OS for 21-st Century

I think that linux can serve as a base for more variety. Because linux is not a system itself, but more like a framework. There are distros that focus on security like Beowulf, anonymity like Kali/Tails, gaming like SteamOS, also specialized versions for Enterprise, Servers, Workstations, whatever. ...