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by rubber_jonnie
Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: ATARI FOR SALE & WANTED
Topic: FOR SALE STF/E KEYBOARDS (UK)
Replies: 41
Views: 1594

Re: FOR SALE STF/E KEYBOARDS (UK)

Forgottenmyname wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:15 pm
Ok, no rush for me if you're in greater need RJ. My test one is missing a few keys is all.

Don't suppose you got anywhere with those Mega STs did you Exxos?
Honestly, I'm not in need of anything top notch, just spares for when I need them. How about we go for one each?
by rubber_jonnie
Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: HARDWARE DISCUSSIONS
Topic: How would you rework/improve this STE?
Replies: 8
Views: 245

Re: How would you rework/improve this STE?

BTW,it is my understanding that with CF cards, there can also be compatibility issues, so SD or CF, you may run into issues. I did use a CF card on my STE for a while, and had some issues getting one that was happy with my IDE interface, but eventually went to SD in my CosmosEx. I think mine is an 8...
by rubber_jonnie
Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: ATARI FOR SALE & WANTED
Topic: FOR SALE STF/E KEYBOARDS (UK)
Replies: 41
Views: 1594

Re: FOR SALE STF/E KEYBOARDS (UK)

How many are left? I am interested in a couple most likely, faded or not.
by rubber_jonnie
Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: HARDWARE DISCUSSIONS
Topic: How would you rework/improve this STE?
Replies: 8
Views: 245

Re: How would you rework/improve this STE?

I'd probably start by doing a re cap of the PSU. It's a nice easy task and will ensure it runs well for years to come. EDIT - I just saw you'd got an exxos PSU board, get that puppy installed! Then you might want to consider a Gotek replacement for the FDD, and as as already been said, replace the h...
by rubber_jonnie
Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: FLOPPY DRIVES KITS & UPGRADES
Topic: Datel RF302R
Replies: 22
Views: 229

Re: Datel RF302R

That sounds like my findings...I just swapped the real (non-working) floppy in the external drive case for the Gotek (internal drive from another ST) with no changes to the Gotek & it worked. Now all I need to do is win the lottery to get enough Goteks for all the other STs with faulty drives :lol:...
by rubber_jonnie
Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: FLOPPY DRIVES KITS & UPGRADES
Topic: Datel RF302R
Replies: 22
Views: 229

Re: Datel RF302R

Well, reading this http://info-coach.fr/atari/hardware/interfaces.php#Floppy_Disc_Connector there are pads on the boards that allow for them to be set, but I've never noticed them. I will go and have a look at one of my bare boards at some point, but yes, the drive is set to DS0 now. Also I think wo...
by rubber_jonnie
Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: FLOPPY DRIVES KITS & UPGRADES
Topic: Datel RF302R
Replies: 22
Views: 229

Re: Datel RF302R

Small update. I now have the enclosure properly working with a replacement floppy drive. The drive is set to DS0 by jumper. I also tested with a Gotek also set to DS0 in place of the floppy and it also worked ok, and I was able to copy files etc between the Gotek at drive B: and the internal floppy ...
by rubber_jonnie
Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: FLOPPY DRIVES KITS & UPGRADES
Topic: Datel RF302R
Replies: 22
Views: 229

Re: Datel RF302R

The enclosure I have (Datel RF302R) only works with a drive set to DS0, I have tested it with a 1040STF, and it works fine in this configuration, with copying between A: and B:, formatting etc all working fine. Switching the external drive to be DS1 does not work, which is why I believe cable selec...
by rubber_jonnie
Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: FLOPPY DRIVES KITS & UPGRADES
Topic: Datel RF302R
Replies: 22
Views: 229

Re: Datel RF302R

By cable twist, I don't mean cable inversion like with the Gotek, but rather the cable select twist that switches the drive A/B select and motor enable signals on an old fashioned floppy cable, between connectors. I'm not sure that would work because the ST uses a single motor on signal. And note t...