Search found 397 matches

by rubber_jonnie
Fri Oct 19, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: CHAT FORUM
Topic: Price increases in China?
Replies: 4
Views: 18

Re: Price increases in China?

For the older chips, there has to be an element of we are running out because nobody is making them any more. I just looked up the 68HC000 on UTSOURCE and they are coming in at £3-£4 apiece if bought individually, with prices dropping around 50-60 pence if you buy 100 plus items. I've had quite a lo...
by rubber_jonnie
Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: ALPHA USER BUILDS
Topic: exxos finally in the game!
Replies: 38
Views: 269

Re: exxos finally in the game!

Awesome.For.Sure :)
by rubber_jonnie
Wed Oct 17, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: HARDWARE ISSUES
Topic: STE " It's dead Jim"
Replies: 9
Views: 247

Re: STE " It's dead Jim"

Aw, damn shame it's still down.

Quick Q, have you tried to boot it with different RAM configurations i.e. swap around the SIMMs so you try different combos and only two at a time.
by rubber_jonnie
Tue Oct 16, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: ELECTRONICS
Topic: Lead-free soldering
Replies: 22
Views: 177

Re: Lead-free soldering

Still using lead based, mostly because I got a massive roll for free a few years back. About 370C seems to be the butter zone for me.
by rubber_jonnie
Fri Oct 12, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: HARDWARE ISSUES
Topic: STE " It's dead Jim"
Replies: 9
Views: 247

Re: STE " It's dead Jim"

MagneticFever, I can recommend these from exxos' store:

https://www.exxoshost.co.uk/atari/last/storenew/#0114

I replaced a broken reset switch with one of these and it was a 100% perfect fit.
by rubber_jonnie
Sun Oct 07, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: SOFTWARE PROGRAMMING & DISCUSSION
Topic: The Union Demo on gotek?
Replies: 4
Views: 128

Re: The Union Demo on gotek?

Thanks that's really helpful. I'm guessing that if I install an ST emulator on pc, that I can copy the prg file to a blank disc image and then transfer that to gotek? Likely to work? I've not tried the HxC options myself, all my Goteks are FlashFloppy, but I find it useful to have an emulator on ha...
by rubber_jonnie
Fri Oct 05, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: BENCHMARKS
Topic: STF Remake Benchmarks
Replies: 10
Views: 450

Re: STF Remake Benchmarks

Awesome work!
by rubber_jonnie
Fri Oct 05, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: HARDWARE ISSUES
Topic: STE " It's dead Jim"
Replies: 9
Views: 247

Re: STE " It's dead Jim"

You're welcome.
by rubber_jonnie
Thu Oct 04, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: HARDWARE ISSUES
Topic: STE " It's dead Jim"
Replies: 9
Views: 247

Re: STE " It's dead Jim"

I'd also have a look at the sockets. I've run into a few problems with the PLCC sockets that are often used, as over time (30+ years!) the contacts tend to push out of the way, and when you get a bit of tarnish on the chip and socket contacts. So it's worth removing the chips from their sockets and ...
by rubber_jonnie
Tue Oct 02, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: ALPHA USER BUILDS
Topic: PaulJ Progress
Replies: 88
Views: 1296

Re: PaulJ Progress

I have to come up with a better handle...?? I like Rubber_jonnie... You have to have lived in a UNIX would to put an under score in your name!! :mrgreen: Funnily enough I lived for a very long time in DOS and then Windows, but it pre-dates even that, as it was my somewhat unsavoury nickname (I don'...