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by tzok
Fri Jul 13, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: HARDWARE DISCUSSIONS
Topic: My latest restoration in pictures
Replies: 14
Views: 2420

Re: My latest restoration in pictures

Nice restoration, but IMHO cables for RAM mod should be of equal length and best point to connect them is in the middle of RAM chips (between U30 and U32). I also find recapping working units pointless. All caps I ever removed from working STs were in perfect shape (in terms of capacitance, ESR, and...
by tzok
Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: TWEAKS & FIXES
Topic: Motherboard capacitors - which to replace?
Replies: 7
Views: 2425

Re: Motherboard capacitors - which to replace?

I have recapped a few STs and never found a faulty capacitor on its motherboard. Only one have slightly corroded aluminum cup, but still was well in specs according to the capacity, ESR and leakage. If they are sealed well (and apparently they are) and not put to excessive heat, they should be ok fo...
by tzok
Tue Mar 13, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: HARDWARE DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Source for DIN-14 and DB-19 connectors?
Replies: 4
Views: 1388

Source for DIN-14 and DB-19 connectors?

Do you have any reliable source for DB-19 (ACSI) and DIN-14 (FDD) plugs, which ships worldwide?
by tzok
Sun Mar 11, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: ROM UPGRADES
Topic: STE Dual TOS switcher widget (obsolete - never produced)
Replies: 19
Views: 5378

Re: STE Dual TOS switcher widget

Nice, but...

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2 because one for A:/B: swap, and one for TOS 1.62/2.06.
by tzok
Sun Mar 11, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: HARDWARE DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Gotek external or floppy (mech) external
Replies: 13
Views: 4070

Re: Gotek external or floppy (mech) external

I'd really recommend you to upgrade your GOTEK with the OLED display and rotary encoder and forget about the AUTOBOOT.HFE.
by tzok
Sun Mar 11, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: FLOPPY DRIVES KITS & UPGRADES
Topic: A/B drive swap switch
Replies: 7
Views: 2760

Re: A/B drive swap switch

I'm only cutting a bridge between jumpers, not really a trace.
by tzok
Sun Mar 11, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: DISPLAYS & CONVERTERS
Topic: Scart to HDMI Converter
Replies: 4
Views: 2421

Re: Scart to HDMI Converter

I have tested two of these converters (along with a HDMI to VGA converter). One mentioned here is number 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Y1fA_pYrU0 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LVmB_peH24M I've more liked number one and this one I've kept, the other one I've sold. Number 1 doesn't do as much ...
by tzok
Tue Mar 06, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: FLOPPY DRIVES KITS & UPGRADES
Topic: A/B drive swap switch
Replies: 7
Views: 2760

Re: A/B drive swap switch

It is possible for STf and STe and I have described it here: Drive swap on STe without cutting pins/tracks.
by tzok
Sun Jan 28, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: FLOPPY DRIVES KITS & UPGRADES
Topic: Going Gotek - FlashFloppy How To
Replies: 44
Views: 25584

Re: Going Gotek - FlashFloppy How To

If you have any problem with connecting the flasher with the STM32 on Gotek, you may reduce the UART speed to 57600bps. It is also better to provide more reliable power source to the Gotek than 5V output from the USB-RS232 converter board. Oh... one more thing - stay tuned for FlashFloppy v0.9.7a as...
by tzok
Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: CHAT FORUM
Topic: Steem site vanished ?!
Replies: 23
Views: 16291

Re: Steem site vanished ?!

Strange, for me it works:
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...but the situation makes me very sad.

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