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by rubber_jonnie
Wed Feb 21, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: RTC (Real time clock)
Topic: no-software internal RTC
Replies: 13
Views: 286

Re: no-software internal RTC

Chris, just how easy would it be to make a on piece RTC board based on our re-engineered FGMCII? I know we have the two piece model, which is most excellent as a plug in cart, and we have the smaller board that can be fitted internally if you wish. But what about a one piece board as per the origina...
by rubber_jonnie
Wed Feb 21, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: HARDWARE ESSENTIALS
Topic: Gotek external or floppy (mech) external
Replies: 12
Views: 517

Re: Gotek external or floppy (mech) external

I'm going to give an external Gotek drive B a try, 14 pin connector ordered from Chris. Connection shouldn't be too hard to do I don't think, and I can get power easily enough, so will see what it yields. I know that theoretically you need to boot to the autoboot.hfe disk to tell it what disks are i...
by rubber_jonnie
Wed Feb 21, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: FLOPPY DRIVES KITS & UPGRADES
Topic: Going Gotek - FlashFloppy How To
Replies: 17
Views: 848

Re: Going Gotek - FlashFloppy How To

BlankVector wrote:
Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:00 am
Great tutorial 8-)
I have advertised it on Vretrocomputing.
Cool, please spread the word wherever you can :)
by rubber_jonnie
Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: CHAT FORUM
Topic: RS232 cables
Replies: 8
Views: 73

Re: RS232 cables

Ah, damn, sorry, just realised it's 2m. Been ill today, not entirely with it :crazy:
by rubber_jonnie
Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: CHAT FORUM
Topic: RS232 cables
Replies: 8
Views: 73

Re: RS232 cables

You want me to order you one? You've sent me plenty of stuff, so it's not a problem. I'll need your address.
by rubber_jonnie
Tue Feb 20, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: CHAT FORUM
Topic: RS232 cables
Replies: 8
Views: 73

Re: RS232 cables

Fleabay only seems to have 9-9 pin or 25-25pin, and not anything between. I can order you one since you're not on there if you like, they are quite inexpensive.

Does it need to be straight thru or null-modem?
by rubber_jonnie
Tue Feb 20, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: CHAT FORUM
Topic: RS232 cables
Replies: 8
Views: 73

Re: RS232 cables

It's been 4 hours now, haven't you made one yet? :P

I'll have a look in my big box 'o cables, I did have one I'm sure.
by rubber_jonnie
Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
Topic: Forum sections updates
Replies: 1
Views: 31

Re: Forum sections updates

Roger that.
by rubber_jonnie
Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: HARDWARE ISSUES
Topic: Mega STE, explosive boot
Replies: 8
Views: 237

Re: Mega STE, explosive boot

It's not heat-related, I just tried to power it on again after one full day of no use and it crashed on boot. I will start by cleaning contacts as Petari said, actually someone else gave me the exact same advice today. Yep, definitely not a heat problem then. Contacts is a good place to start, may ...
by rubber_jonnie
Thu Feb 15, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: HARDWARE DISCUSSIONS
Topic: PAK-68/20 - Repository
Replies: 7
Views: 265

Re: PAK-68/20 - Repository

Ok, I have updated the parts list slightly, adding sockets and other miscellaneous parts. I've also added the documentation Frank kindly sent me with the PCB I bought. As soon as I have a full complement of parts (Working out what I have & haven't got atm, and what I need to buy), I will begin my bu...