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by stephen_usher
Sun Nov 17, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: HARDWARE ISSUES
Topic: TT and Mega STE: check your LED brackets!
Replies: 7
Views: 182

TT and Mega STE: check your LED brackets!

It's long been known that the LED brackets for the power and HD are prone to rusting but until this week I didn't realise just how bad mine had become. Earlier in the week I noticed that the HD light wasn't showing so I took the HD module out and had a look. I knew it was rusty but what I hadn't rea...
by stephen_usher
Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: MEMBER BLOGS
Topic: PhilCs blog / the latest things hes broken(fixed)
Replies: 124
Views: 13432

Re: PhilCs blog / the latest things hes broken(fixed)

Don't tell the missus but I can finally cross another computer off the wanted list. This turned up in the post today. 20191114_205810.jpg Of course it looked a whole lot worse when it arrived. It resembled something taken from a dumpster. Just the F3 key to find and then of course the mandatory acc...
by stephen_usher
Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: HARDWARE DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Project: HDMI/DVI out for STFM
Replies: 526
Views: 63242

Re: Project: HDMI/DVI out for STFM

Of course, if you don't mind using the original hardware + SCART cable the Open Source Scan Converter does an excellent job and looks 99% as good, especially if you turn on the x2 sampling and the x2 or x4 upscaling. Still, it's not cheap itself at about £150.
by stephen_usher
Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: MONGREL H4 USER BUILDS
Topic: exxos build
Replies: 8
Views: 150

Re: exxos build

keli wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 9:43 pm
Icky wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 9:41 pm
I think you need a blue pcb psu as well to match :P
I think the colour scheme has a nice UK feel to it...
Ah, looks more like an EU flag to me... *runs away* :D
by stephen_usher
Mon Nov 11, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: CHAT FORUM
Topic: Warranty void :(
Replies: 3
Views: 152

Re: Warranty void :(

Better not try to return it to Radio Shack then.... Oh, that's gone too!
by stephen_usher
Sun Nov 10, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: RTC (Real time clock)
Topic: RTC guide?
Replies: 24
Views: 578

Re: RTC guide?

This shouldn't affect the clock setting code though. The clock is read correctly from the UltraSATAN it's just that when it sets the clock the year is 9 years in the future when running TOS 2.06.
by stephen_usher
Sun Nov 10, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: RTC (Real time clock)
Topic: RTC guide?
Replies: 24
Views: 578

Re: RTC guide?

A complication to all this is that different TOS versions seem to use different start dates.

On the same hardware (STE) the UltraSATAN clock setting utility will set the year differently (I think it's a 9 year difference) depending upon whether the machine is running 1.62 or 2.06.
by stephen_usher
Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: CHAT FORUM
Topic: This guy has a PROBLEM - Tech Hoarders
Replies: 7
Views: 390

Re: This guy has a PROBLEM - Tech Hoarders

All that stuff is just TOO NEW!!!! ;-)
by stephen_usher
Tue Nov 05, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: MONGREL H4 USER BUILDS
Topic: DoG's Hx Mongrel build attempt
Replies: 9
Views: 752

Re: DoG's Hx Mongrel build attemt

The TT keyboard isn't stiffer, it's FAR lighter touch, more similar to current keyboards. Not surprising as it's made by Mitsumi who made/make cheap PC keyboards for a living.
by stephen_usher
Sat Nov 02, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: MEMBER BLOGS
Topic: PhilCs blog / the latest things hes broken(fixed)
Replies: 124
Views: 13432

Re: PhilCs blog / the latest things hes broken(fixed)

BBC Master. :-) All I've fixed this week is my original ZX Spectrum (originally 16K) which had a ULA fault meaning that it could only display blue, yellow and grey. I fitted a replacement (re-implemented) ULA and it's happy again. I'll have to take a look at the Interface 1 next as I this the ULA in...

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